COMMENTARY: My self-described Neanderthal colleague decried Sony‘s reboot of Ghostbusters using female actors as a way to ruin a good remake, but last I checked, we don’t live in the 1950s anymore. What does sex matter? I mean, come on, Mike, it’s time to stand upright and dust off your knuckles, if there’s any skin left on them.
When I told Mike I was going to write this, he asked, “You mean you’re going to bitch-slap me?” He also told me to go “pro gal.” I feel like Dolly Parton working with Dabney Coleman in 9 To 5. Where’s the duct tape and some rope?
Not only would I like to see any great female comedic actors lead a Ghostbusting team — an idea, by the way, that was just being tossed around at the moment with nothing whatsoever set in stone — but wouldn’t it be fun to see the likes of Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Sofia Vergara, Teri Polo, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Negin Farsad or Jenna Fischer wading through the slime? And maybe taking down, oh, I don’t know, maybe a film chauvinist?