Well, it’s official. We’ve broken Paul Feig. Not only did we help sink his shitty “reboot” of Ghostbusters. We now have him writing cry-pieces for The Hollywood Reporter. Just take a gander at this slop.
When the director announced his reboot of the iconic ’80s movie with an all-female cast, he unlocked something scarier than a supernatural horde — angry men on the internet: “The film was never meant to be political, but it became just that.”
And that’s just the opening. It gets better…much better.
What did I learn about being a woman in 2016? While I would never dare pretend to know exactly what women go through on a daily basis, as an advocate for women onscreen and in the industry, I definitely learned a lot more than I expected.
Muh virtue signalling.
I thought a Ghostbusters with female leads would be embraced and celebrated, especially given we already had two male Ghostbusters films. I love funny women and thought it would be an interesting take on the long-dormant franchise.
The Mary Sue was cheering, guys! Jezebel thought we hit a home run! But then…
But then the second wave of reactions came in the next day — after the news hit the more guy-centric fan sites — and it was one of pure outrage and ugliness. Simply put, it was like a punch in the gut. I never expected so much blatant hostility.
“Real Ghostbusters fans hated my shitty cast and knew a shitbomb was coming! Why couldn’t they be progressive like xe homies?!”
The original starred four funny men — Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis — and it was great. But at the end of the day, what gave the film its power was it was a movie about four funny, smart people who fought the paranormal using technology. That’s just a great idea. It’s not a male idea.
It was a great idea…one that you weren’t capable of coming up with on your own. So, you hired some femtard comedians and decided to ripoff one of the most beloved film franchises of all-time.
But what excited me so much was that the overwhelmingly male disapproval that the press then began reporting endlessly on became something that many women rallied against.
They didn’t rail against it enough to keep you from losing $70 million on the project, but hey, you can’t win ’em all! Right, Paul?
Sadly, the media kept reporting only on the negativity and insisted on referring to us solely as the “all-female Ghostbusters.” I mean, it’s 2016. Are we really that shocked that four women can star in a movie?
“IT’S CURRENT YEAR, FOR FUCK’S SAKE! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU NEANDERTHALS?!”
However, in the aftermath, the positivity has only grown. I am daily inundated by tweets and correspondence from women and girls (as well as men and boys) who have been inspired by our Ghostbusters, who made the costumes for Halloween and for all the Comic-Cons worldwide and who have told me, “If I’d had this movie when I was younger, I would have been an engineer or a scientist now.”
That’s when you know, OK, we’re moving forward, and there are people who needed this. And we reached them and we succeeded.
“We succeeded, ya know, except for actually succeeding. That would have required turning even a meager profit. We didn’t do that. I did, however, get a lot of positive press in the “progressive” media, so I won.”
Those of us in entertainment can’t let ourselves be stopped by disapproval, false outrage and resistance from a vocal micro-minority.
It was the not making money part that stopped you, Mr. Feig. The sequel was already lined-up. All you had to do was make any money. You failed, colossally.
My team and I created an inspiring group of heroes for women, and that’s a big deal. Our Ghostbusters are now owned by the millions of people around the world who have claimed them as their own.
And that is a victory that no troll can take away.
You can have that so-called victory. The winning that I’ll take is the fact that your dumbass won’t be shitting all over Ghostbusters anymore, because you blew it. Bigly.
UPDATE: Enough said, Hollywood Reporter commenter…