The trailer for the new, long-awaited Ghostbusters is out, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. But of course the internet sucks sometimes and isn’t ready to see a group of women kicking butt unless they look a certain way. When people think of superheroes they tend to associate them with Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johanssen in tight leather catsuit and panels that make their boobs stick out and butt super perky. So basically that means that there is not room for curvy women that didn’t have to go on an extreme diet for the role.
The trailer looks just as funny as the original, but the major upgrade is that we have Leslie Jones, and the screen time each of the women gets has nothing to do with their weight. And some of the original stars from the movie are set to make a cameo, so why are people still be so focused on it being an all-female cast?
The short answer is trolls and patriarchy but I can break it down for you. The first movie with Bill Murray, Dan Aykryod, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson was hilarious since they were the funniest people for the job. Why is it groundbreaking that the funniest people for these roles happened to be women? Women who like their bodies and embrace who they are. The focus should not be on their size or gender—rather on what they bring to the movie and the characters.
It’s really hilarious that men can’t get past the exterior and just watch (and maybe even like) a classic movie like Ghostbusters. One of our favorite tweets, “I tell you what I am excited about! The bad reviews and the extinction of 3 shitty* careers, the blonde engineer can stay” Uh how about not? Really no need for your extreme opinions on which women you prefer. If it’s so hard to see women working together then just keep your mouth shut and watch them take over the world one by one.