Published: The Good Men Project (September 27, 2014)
If a female-led Ghostbusters 3 becomes a reality, what could that mean for future of female comedy writers, actors. and directors?
Recently, Bill Murray made entertainment headlines by listing his picks for the new line-up to spearhead the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3. The names included Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone.
As you may have noticed, each of these comedians and/or comically-gifted actresses is female.
Since this isn’t the first time the prospect of an all-woman Ghostbusters movie has been bandied about, it makes sense that the feminist dimension of the subject hasn’t received much attention from the blogosphere. Now that there are specific names being considered, however, it is important for film aficionados and feminists alike to explore what having an ensemble of talented actresses “take over” such a mega-blockbuster franchise would have for American pop culture.