Watch Actors Audition For A Gender Swapped Version Of ‘Gone With The Wind’

Have you ever watched Gone With the Wind and thought, “Oh my gosh, this movie is such a fucked classic that essentially glorifies slavery, let’s GENDER-SWAP it to make it progressive?” No? Me neither!

However, if your answer was “yes” or “hell no, but I am now curious to see this nonsense,” this clip now exists, showing all these white actors (and Samuel L Jackson) playfully trying out the lines from famous scene between Rhett Buttler and Scarlett O’Hara, in which he utters, “Frankly dear, I don’t give a damn.”

The audition in this clip is just a mock audition for a hypothetical remake of Gone With the Wind, and I really truly hope it stays hypothetical–because few Hollywood remakes would make me cringe more than a gender-swapped reboot a film that paints slavery as a necessary soft-evil and somehow remains a cultural favorite. I don’t want to be forced to reckon with the tone deafness of actors and actresses I previously loved (Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig etc) reclaiming a slavery film with white women at the helm, as some sort of faux-recompense.

Luckily, this audition is just for fun at this point (barrrrf). Unless of course Lynn Hirschberg decides to make this pet-idea a reality, because after all — Gone With the Wind is still the highest grossing motion picture of all time, and Hollywood thrives off that blood money.

(AV Club)