Anomaly: Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
This line, from an article about Ghostbusters in Slate, is why I am writing this post:
…we still live in a world where the mere existence of a female-led big-budget film is an anomaly…
Big-budget movies with a female lead are an anomaly? I don’t think they are.
This is why:
V for Vendetta (2005)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Resident Evil (2002)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Evil Dead (2013)
To name a few…
My point is: There are a lot of big-budget movies where the lead is female.
So don’t worry: Just because people don’t like Ghostbusters doesn’t mean that filmmakers are going to forget that there are human beings who have XX chromosomes.
I know it might seem like you have to do your duty as a Social Justice Warrior and
give Sony your money smash the Patriarchy, but you don’t.
Because you have free will. You can do whatever you want.