Don’t call the new ‘Ghostbusters’ a ‘chick flick’

Don’t call the new ‘Ghostbusters’ a ‘chick flick’


Paul Feig, director of Hollywood’s freshly rebooted Ghostbusters, is fed up with all the attention over its female quartet of stars.

“We still get called, in the press, a ‘chick flick.’ We are never not referred to as the ‘all-female Ghostbusters,’ which makes me crazy,” he said during a panel discussion at the annual Produced By conference, hosted by the Producer’s Guild of America.

Feig is frustrated by all the qualifiers his reboot’s casting of Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones has engendered. The all-female lineup of stars was his idea, but it was never intended to be a political statement. Read more…

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