All-female ‘Ghostbusters’ involved in anti-Hillary movement, says director Paul Figg – Diversity2 min read
Paul Figg reflected the controversial response to his female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot, claiming it was tantamount to his criticism during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
In a discussion with Julia Cunningham on “The Jess Cagle Show” on SiriusXM, Fig. Discusses the vocal negativity that arose after the casting of Kristen Wig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the film’s main characters.
“Some really brilliant writers or researchers or sociologists need to write a book about 2016 and how to get involved [our film was] With Hillary [Clinton] And the anti-Hillary movement, “Fig said.” Exactly this year where everyone went to a boiling point. I don’t know if it was. [having] An African-American president for eight years [that] Threw these or something but they were ready to explode … in 2014 or 2015, when I announced that I was leaving [make] It, it started. “
Fig pointed to President Trump’s own negative comments about the film, both as indications of a larger ideological bond between the critics in the face of criticism.
“It’s crazy how people try to keep women in power or how they’re in a position where they’ve been left out,” Fig said. “It was an ugly, ugly year.”
There were negative online reactions until the release of the rebooted “Ghostbusters”. It grossed 22 229.1 million at the worldwide box office, and the film’s distributor, Sony Pictures, lost more than 50 million.
“Ghostbusters: The Afterlife.” The live sequel to “Ghostbusters II” will be released on March 5, 2021, after being delayed from the July 10 release date due to the coronavirus epidemic, without any descriptive relationship with the 2016 reboot. Starring Paul Rudd,