Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Whether you like it or not, the reboot of Ghostbusters is happening. It’s one thing to simply not want a movie that you love to get remade, but it’s another to be belligerent about the fact that the movie is utilizing four females in the lead role as the title paranormal investigators and exterminators.
While some merely don’t like the talent involved, whether it’s director Paul Feig or stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, sadly, there are many chauvinistic fans out there who simply can’t accept the fact that four women are leading a Ghostbusters movie.
And as a way to fire back at all the haters our there, McCarthy has just posted a picture on Instagram that shows there are plenty more women working on the movie than the four leading ladies. Check out the Ghostbusters reboot girl power below!
Here’s what Melissa McCarthy posted on Instagram:
Aside from the fact that this seems to be a direct response to a lot of the hate for this movie that has been tossed around on the internet, it’s also just an encouraging post to go along with Ellen DeGeneres‘ #GirlPower social media movement that highlights strong women, empowering them to do great things and not let anyone, including themselves, hold them back.
So even if you don’t like the fact that there are four women Ghostbusters in this reboot, keep in mind that there are plenty of other women working on this movie too, from script supervisors to stunt people to associate producers and more. Also, if you look behind the main cast members, you’ll see Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong in the photo too.
If you find yourself wondering why it’s important to note all the women who work on set rather than just everyone working on the movie, it’s because the industry itself still needs a push towards equality among men and women in show business. That couldn’t be more clear, especially after hearing what Colin Trevorrow had to say on the matter, with commentary from our own Angie Han about the state of female filmmakers in the industry.
Hopefully one day it won’t matter so much if a movie is led by females, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind it, but until women start getting the same kind of opportunities as men in filmmaking and television, it’s important to highlight the work of women in the industry until it’s not an anomaly anymore.Cool Posts From Around the Web: