If it had required one more proof of the “Ghostbusters” fact that women have to fight in Ghostbusters Hollywood furthermore against huge opposition – the furious reactions to the new “Ghostbusters” film deliver an especially urgent example. In the new filming of the extremely successful fantasy comedy of 1984 the mind hunters everybody are female. And from the Internet a Shitstorm pelts down unequalled on them.
“This garbage was produced to Ghostbusters make Feminazis happy”, a Twitter user – an example of many rages. Beside anti-women insult cannonades there are even also death threats to director Paul Feig and his crew. On YouTube the official preview of the film which comes in July in the USA and in August in Germany to the cinemas achieved meanwhile a negative record: Already about 900,000 users clicked on “liked to me not” – so many as never before for a film trailer in the videomain entrance.
The leading roles in the film play Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. Ghostbusters In the original version the mind hunters were male of course everybody. Director Feig says, he has get because of the film “the worst anti-women stuff” to listen. It is unbelievable that this laborious fight must be fought against prejudices in 2016 still.
There had also been similarly furious reactions when several leading roles with women were taken Ghostbusters franchise for the latest one up to now as well as the coming result the “star War” saga as the Internet site marks “Women and Hollywood” (women and Hollywood). The failures showed how deeply still the idea has rooted that the Hollywood-great productions are “the domain of the men”, says Martha Lauzen, an expert for women in the film in the San Diego State University.
The discrimination of the women in the US film industry is denounced, in the meantime, by more and more female stars in all clearness. Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Lawrence, Ivan Reitman Gwyneth Paltrow, Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and other have complained publicly about the fact that men are better paid and get the more interesting roles.
The lack of women’s roles with draught results obviously also of the fact that among the directors and scriptwriters the women are unterrepresented furthermore strikingly. Katie Dippold According to a study of the expert Lauzen only nine percent of the directors and eleven percent of the scriptwriters were female with 250 commercially most successful films of the last year.
Indeed, the US film industry with the disadvantage of women damages apparently in direction to own business. In spite of the furious clamour against the women in “Ghostbusters” or “star War” – the figures speak another language. Films with female leading roles would have achieved in 2014 3.3 percent higher income than that with men, says the film expert Stacey Smith of the University of to Southern California.
The box-office hit of these films could speed up the change to Hollywood friendlier to woman. In any case, thus it sees the actress Jessica Chastain (“The Tree of Life”, “Zero Dark Thirty”). Already now something does itself, she said last year of the “world on Sunday”. “There is there outdoors very well an audience which wants to see more variety, more women in big roles. We see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Up to now virtually all former partners as well as all persons responsible all-female-Reboots/Sequel/Was-auch-immer her two cents have given to the best. Everybody up to Ivan Reitman, the director of the first both films of 1984 and 1989. Now he has broken his silence. Ivan Reitman was one of the most successful directors of the 80s: I believe, me there smooches an elk, one does not kiss both Ghostbusters films, public prosecutors, Twins – twins, kindergarten cop, a hit hunted the next.
With the new Ghostbusters film of director Paul Feig Reitman is as a producer with aboard. And while to itself everybody has talked up to now the mouth covered in fluff, Reitman remained practically quiet. Now he has broken his silence. But in contrast to other like Sony Pictures boss Tom Rothman is Reitman conciliatory. For Reitman the new mind hunters, shown by Kristen Wiig are played as a particle physicist Erin Gilbert, Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, researcher of the par-abnormal, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, by Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, the track seeker for minds, at least just a good and well-functioning team like original Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.