The best of what I read on the web about Ghostbusters
Arranged in order of importance, to me:
‘maybe, just maybe, Feig and Katie Dippold worked even more queerness into the script that they knew would get by Sony but would catch the eyes of those among us who are seasoned Gay Subtext Detectives.’
Kate McKinnon’s 10 Gayest ‘Ghostbusters’ Gay Moments of Gay
Yes, the new ‘Ghostbusters’ is political
The Mary Sue
A proper good essay – actual paragraphs and everything – in part as a response to this Vox piece, but a necessary stand-alone response to the film, and to certain critical perspectives that depoliticise gender, race and, hell, life in general.
Ghostbusters is still haunted by negative racial tropes
When just being there isn’t enough…
Is it a race thing or a lady thing?’ – the new Ghostbusters and the academy
Mutable Matter blog
A succinct analysis of the representation of knowledge and academic norms, with regard to race, gender and marginalization.
Who You Gonna Wear? Ghostbusters! The Fashion of Erin, Abby, Holtzman, and Patty
Women Write About Comics
A fantastic look at character expression through clothing, detailed and nuanced nerdery.
How to Dress Like Dr. Jillian Holtzman
Because if you read the above, you’ll need this….
No, I don’t dislike the new Ghostbuster movie because I hate women – it’s because I strongly believe in Hollywood finance reform.
Well played, sir, well played indeed.
And a piece that really shows how much Hollywood can suck for minority talent, an essay in Entertainment Weekly by original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, on being sidelined as the black team member: The painful what-if that haunts ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson
And, if that made you sad,
Humourless Marxist Reviews: Ghostbusters
These are my people
And here’s the hilarious ‘lady folk’ version of the theme tune, as seen on the Graham Norton Show, deliberately constructed to ‘enrage men’ – could I love them anymore???
* Yup, three from one source, what can I say? Autostraddle rocks.