Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!

By on Jun 1, 2016 in Gender in the Media | 1 comment

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Check out my remarks on the new all-women Ghostbusters remake that comes out next month. Published in Al Arabiya English:

“I absolutely applaud Hollywood’s recent efforts to remake classic action movies starring female leads instead. And I hope the producers of the James Bond franchise will consider re-vamping the series to include a woman Bond – it doesn’t hurt to try it, at least,” Christina Paschyn, lecturer of journalism in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar, who frequently writes about gender issues and media, told Al Arabiya. “As a young girl I loved action films, and still do, but as I grew older I became increasingly disillusioned with them. Not because of their violence, unbelievable stunts or even the predominantly vapid dialogue, but because the female characters were consistently relegated and devalued as inconsequential love interests, sex objects, victims or as lame token sidekicks. Women want and deserve to see their sex reflected on the big screen in action movies just as much as men.”


Read the full article here.

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  1. Jasmine Bond

    June 19, 2016

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    Don’t get me wrong, I am all for an egalitarian society. However I disapprove of the new Ghostbusters. They have made an all female cast for the sake of making an all female cast. There is no need for it. Ghostbusters is a classic as it is so to reboot it like this seems weird.

    As for a female James Bond, that idea is worse! I have no objection to a full being made similar to that of Bond and it having a female protagonist. I think that would be awesome! However putting female actresses into male roles for the sake of not really even making a point is an idea I find very strange.

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