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The All-Female “Ghostbusters” Might End Up Being The Greatest Lady Comedy Of All Time

This is what the film industry needs: Paul Feig (director of “Bridesmaids”) is going to be teaming up with “Parks and Recreation” writer Katie Dippold, with whom he also worked on “The Heat,” to make an all-female revamp of “Ghostbusters.” Dippold has a long career in comedy: In addition to her work on “Parks and Rec,” she was in the Upright Citizens Brigade, she’s written for “MADtv,” and she’s a sketch regular on “Conan.”

So, a female-written, classic comedy remake starring women, directed by someone who has a track record of creating hilarious female buddy movies. HELL YES. And it’s “Ghostbusters,” specifically. Question: What female comedians are up to the task of out-comedying Bill Murray? I can think of a few who might…

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Deadline Hollywood Columnist Whines That “Ghostbusters 3″ Won’t Have Enough Testosterone

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  • Some asshole is worried that “Ghostbusters 3” — rumored to be directed by “Bridesmaids“‘s Paul Feig — is going to suck because it’s said to focus on an all-female cast. GROSS, women ghostbusters? Everyone’s childhood memories are RUINED!  ”Signing Feig would be great news for Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and maybe Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, and Rebel Wilson, but what about the rest of us?” writes Mike Fleming, Jr. What about the rest of us indeed? Oh, cry me a river of Slimer tears, dude. [The Hollywood ReporterThe Mary Sue via Deadline Hollywood]
  • Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay was profiled this weekend while shopping at Best Buy and of course people on Twitter had to be racist about it. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

“Bridesmaids” Director Paul Feig Is A Feminist

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“My goal is to keep breaking the door open wider so Hollywood doesn’t say, ‘No, you can’t star a woman in this.’ It’s not about whether or not it’s a women’s comedy or a men’s comedy … it’s just a comedy. I want the audience to go, ‘They’re funny, and I don’t care if they’re a man or a women, I’m going to go see [the film].’ Then we would have truly achieved something.”

Do you consider yourself a feminist?

“Yeah, oh very much so. Most of my friends are women. I’ve always just kind of hung out with them my whole life, to the point where I don’t even mix that well with guys who are hardcore, guy-ishness, I get very uncomfortable. I’d rather hang out with the ladies.”

– I’m not surprised to hear that “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig identifies as a feminist. I mean, the man spent all his days on set with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy! But I am super-pleased that a male director in Hollywood will say this. Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its declarations of feminism, from men or women, so the fact that Feig would call himself a “feminist” is significant. Even better? His next film will be “the female James Bond.” We like. [The Daily Beast]

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