“I just don’t understand why it’s ever an issue anymore. I’ve promoted both Bridesmaids and The Heat and myself and my cast are still hit constantly with the question, “will this answer the question of whether women can be funny?” I really cannot believe we’re still having this conversation. Some people accused it of kind of being a gimmick and it’s like, it would be a gimmick if I wasn’t somebody whose brain doesn’t automatically go to like, I want to just do more stuff with women. I just find funny women so great. For me it’s just more of a no-brainer”
Paul Feig, producer of Bridesmaids and general all round cool guy, has announced that he will be directing a reboot of Ghostbusters – with all female ensemble cast and comedian Katie Dippold taking the helm as the writer. What does this mean? It means that women should no longer be asked the whether they can be “as funny as men,” it means that talent is overcoming misogynistic convention, and it means that hopefully this is a step towards having more POC and WOC represented, as well as more of the LGBTIQ community, and other minorities.