Next how to do Ghostbusters the wrong way.
Now these guys are solid lefties but they are not enslaved by the Hivemind. And yes, they think it indeed and truly both blows and sucks.
What I really find most offensive about the Ghostbusters is not the feminism, (don't get me wrong, I do loath the feminist rot that has infested it). But the incompetence of the business model.
There was money to be made here and an all girl cast could have played into that. True you would have needed at least ONE sexually attractive Ghostbuster instead of this cavalcade of beautiful in a different way women, plus one lesbian who was clearly a lesbian. However, there was no attempt whatsoever to entice the preexisting core audience.
And forgive me for stating the fucking obvious but the preexisting audience is the only reason there is to revive the Ghostbusters plate in the first damn place.
It was never going to be easy, there was always going to be a lot of potential nerd rage that was going to have to be carefully negotiated. But the reward is a big hit and new franchise for a company that is desperate for one.
But Paul Feig didn't even try to entice them in. In fact he was from the start openly hostile to the existing fan base. In the movie itself there is one nerd who is clearly a stand-in for Ghostbusters fandom, this character is there to be made fun of.
This was a film that was supposed to revive a franchise but the film makers apparently loathed and despised their current base of support and desperately wanted a brand new audience..
Hi, director Paul Feig here.
I'm the Republican Party Establishment of Filmmakers.