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Jo Eberhardt from Writer unBoxed explains this issue it well. There has been a trend lately to remake movies but to switch the gender. The most notable example is the recent Ghostbusters reboot. I enjoyed the movie but I have to agree with Jo that instead of following the original story they just made another Ghostbusters movie that was all their own. I mean every person in the cast is an amazing talent. What do you think?
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Authentic Female Characters vs Gender-Swaps
It’s recently been announced that there is a new adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies in the works. This isn’t a huge surprise. In the modern era of remakes, re-imaginings, and even more remakes (I’m looking at you, Spider-Man), it feels like half of the new Hollywood movies released aren’t so much “new” as repurposed. Besides, the most recent film adaptation of Lord of the Flies was all the way back in 1990. That’s basically the dark ages. (At least, it is if you ask my children.)
This announcement has been met with a whole passel of outrage from every corner of the internet. Why?
Because apparently Lord of the Flies is due for a gender-swap, with this movie to include an all-female cast.
Read the full post on Writer unBoxed.