Summer movie discussion time, my darlings! Or, if you’re in the southern half of the world, winter movie discussion time! I’m busy writing fiction this week, which has got me thinking about fiction. There’s a lot coming out this summer (or winter). I’m looking forward to a few, but if I had to pick just one, I think it would be…
I mean, absolutely. For one thing, I adored the original Ghostbusters. It had absolutely everything a kid could want: gross ghosts, a huge marshmallow dude, cool equipment, snarky one-liners, shoutable slogans, an awesome car, and a secretary I secretly aspired to be. Oh, yeah, as much as I would’ve loved to run around zapping ghosts, snapping my gum and being unflappably unconformist was a definite life goal. I may have managed that last bit in part.
So, of course, seeing it updated with modern gadgets whilst holding true to the aesthetic of the original will be brilliant. I love that it’s got an all-woman team. And the dudebro tears that will be flowing will add some delicious salt to my movie theatre buttered popcorn.
Top it with Melissa McCarthy, who over the past year has become one of my all-time favorite actresses of forever, and yeah. I think this is the one I would sell my cat on the streets if I had to in order to see it. And you all know that I love this cat dearly, despite the fact she’s a homicidal maniac.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get on with flipping my Seattle Chief of Police character from a generic older white dude to a non-generic older Duwamish dude. He’s just the cherry on top. I’ve already gotten done filling out my main cast with a bunch of women, people of color, women of color, queer people, and trans people, and there will probably even be a trans queer person of color coming up somewhere before the series is done. My super awesome combat veteran psychiatrist person turns out to be genderfluid. The dudebros are gonna cry so damn hard when I release this book – except they’ll probably be all out of tears and reduced to just lying in a corner in a fetal position by then, the way pop culture looks like it might go in the next few years.