For some reason, I got to thinking about the "reboot" of the classic 70s T & A show Charlie's Angels starring Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz & Drew Barrymore.
The reboot was successful enough to spawn a sequel, which wasn't as successful as the first one, which, of course, probably explains why there wasn't another CA sequel.
Compare THAT to the "all-female" reboot of the classic film Ghostbusters, which lost MILLIONS at the boxi office and was widely-panned by "sexist" audiences.
Not to mention the makers of the "girlie" Ghostbusters film made NO bones about trying to push a politically correct "feminist" agenda with the film.
Like, of course, they've done with Star Wars, Star Trek, comic books, superhero shows and practically every other area of so-called entertainment nowadays, including sports, but I digress.
Of course, one might argue they were trying to push the whole "girl power" thing in the Charlie's Angels films and TV show but, if they were, at least CA wasn't as ham-fisted or as heavy-handed about it as the Ghostbusters flick.
Not to mention all the T & A of the TV show and the films that-thankfully!-wasn't there in the Ghostbusters reboot.
And, for anyone who'd no doubt call me "sexist" for saying THAT, it wasn't like women were wanting to see that Paul Blart guy without HIS gear on, you know what I mean?
But, again, I digress.
Going back to the Charlie's Angels reboot, to help, uh-hum, promote the film, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore & Cameron Diaz all three did a scantily-clad-and airbrushed!-pictorial in-where else!-so-called "lad mag" Maxim.
It probably goes without saying that NO actress would do that today since many-or most-actresses nowadays claim to be diehard "feminists" and/or "members" of the so-called #MeToo movement.
Right, Alyssa Milano?
And, for anyone who'll no doubt call me "sexist" for saying THAT (like, of course, Alyssa Milano!), we can't ALL be proud "male feminists" like Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and John Mayer! (Oh, wait a sec . . .)
Which, of course, begs the question I've asked MANY times before is why DO the PCers have to take the fun out of EVERYTHING?
I swear, they're JUST like those televanglists I used to watch during the eighties. (Anyone remember THOSE guys?)
As of this writing, there is another Charlie's Angels film reboot that's scheduled to come out later this year. So, the question is, will it be more like the other reboot or more like the Ghostbusters reboot?
Well, from what I read about it on Wikipedia, the movie stars Kristen Stewart as one of the Angels-yeah, the weird chick from those Twilight flicks!-along with a couple of other "actresses" whom I've never heard of before.
The film is also written and directed by actress Elizabeth Banks-perhaps best known for those Hunger Games flicks-who will also be appearing in the "Charlie" role in the movie.
In other words, they'll be doing the SAME gender-switching thing they did in Ghostbusters. You know, since that worked SO well for Ghostbusters.
And let's NOT forget "girlie" Doctor Who!
To be honest, I much preferred watching Elizabeth Banks in the Kevin Smith film Zack & Miri Make A Porno-which no doubt WOULDN'T get made in today's ultra-PC climate-but that's just me!
But, you know, something tells me none of the actresses for the upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot-of-a-reboot will be doing a, uh, spread in Maxim to help "promote" the film. (Is Maxim still even around?)
So does anyone think the new upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot will be ANY good or another PC-trainwreck-of-a-film like Ghostbusters? (I know what MY money's on!)
BTW, I posted a "review" of the "girlie" Ghostbusters movie earlier and no one-and I mean NO ONE-said not ONE word in "defense" of that movie. Sort of TELLS you something, don't it?
And here's a funny footnote for ya: When I Googled the flick Zack & Miri Make A Porno, in the drop-down box it said "Zack & Miri Make A P".
Oh, Google, you're cracking me up already, you sanctimonious, spying prudes!
You know, I would end this piece by making some point about Hollywood putting out ALL these damn "reboots" & whatnot, but, really, what's the fucking point?