I’ve never been too freaked out by the all female Ghostbusters like the rest of you weirdos. Sure, it takes away some of the nostalgia, and being a bit OCD such a change can be troubling, but ultimately it’s probably for the better because now our brains won’t be equating this new team with the legendary original four as much.
We can now enjoy this new movie for whatever it is without having to compare the new actors to the originals. Let’s be honest, NO ONE, male or female, could top the original cast. Who on this planet do you know of that can pull off what they did? You’d probably have to go British to get the kind of nuanced, deadpan comedic performances Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis and Hudson gave us, in that order by Hollywood design.
But now that I read the following description on the interwebz, I finally do have something to complain about…
In theaters July 15, Ghostbusters follows a paranormal researcher (Melissa McCarthy), a physicist (Kristen Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway worker (Leslie Jones) who attempt to rid New York of ghosts that can possess humans.
Can someone please tell me exactly why the black lady has to be a subway worker when all the whites are fancy fucks?
If you’re going to switch the dynamic from male to female under the banner of female empowerment… why in fuck’s face would you not switch around the typical Hollywood race dynamic as well? I guess that’s not as important? Seriously, what kind of fucking message are they putting out? Hey little girls, you can be a fancy scientist and a Ghostbuster when you grow up unless you’re not white. We’ll still let you be a Ghostbuster but don’t forget who you are, a servant not a master. Leslie Jones could have done her whole shtick as a mathematician or some other smartly smart type with no problem!! But you make her a subway worker? Fucking shame Paul Feig. Shame, shame, shame. Makes me wonder how many times will you make her point out she’s a black woman in the movie?
I don’t know, I’ll guess at least three. What I do know is I’m suddenly way less interested in a movie I was otherwise looking forward to.
I’m Todd Grundle, this was my opinion and you’ll probably find a way to call me a racist.