If you have had it up to here with the ridiculous sexism and misogyny surrounding the roll out of the new Ghostbusters film, then you are not alone. Paul Feig has similarly reached the end of his rope when dealing with supposed “fans” who can’t seem to handle that a movie with an all-female cast doesn’t actively destroy the legacy of the original (Ghostbusters 2 handled that all by itself) or make it an less worthy as an artistic endeavor. At a recent conference, Vanity Fair reports that Feig didn’t even understand the concept of internet haters before he started production on this movie. To that we say, what beautiful bubble did he live in where he didn’t know about mean people on the internet and how can we purchase property in said bubble?
“I have been hit with some of the worst misogynistic stuff, I used to [hear] that people had haters and I was like, ‘How does that happen?’”
“The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die. It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan.”
While it’s important to focus on the merit of Feig’s words and how aware he is about the issues that his Ghostbusters is unearthing online and with male fandom in general, we can’t overlook his very subtle time machine reference he drops in there. That definitely means that he has a time machine in his garage and uses it to bet on the ponies or choose what movies to sign on to based on future box office trends. Let us share your time machine, Paul; we’d like to use it to get closer to the Ghostbusters reboot opening day.
(via Vanity Fair)