As if the colossal failure of the all-female version of Ghostbusters wasn’t enough of a wake-up call for Hollywood, Universal is going ahead with a remake of the iconic television show, Magnum P.I. that will feature a female lead.

The network calls it a “rebirth of the fun, high-action” of the 1980s hit show that thrust Tom Selleck into stardom as the hunky private detective, earning a Golden Globe and Emmy during an eight-year run.

But the so-called sequel will feature Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy,” in what sounds anything but “fun” as she “tries to take up the mantle of her father’s PI firm… with her tribe of friends mixing tropical beaches with the seedy underbelly of international crime and modern espionage, even as she tries to unravel the mystery of the blown spy operation that ended her career in Navy Intelligence.”

As the entertainment industry struggles to find original ideas for new television shows and movies, the temptation to recast yesterday’s heroes as women to attract millennial audiences who see old movies and television shows as being discriminatory against women actors – who were called “actresses” apparently without offense or malice.

One studio is developing a new Ocean’s 11, which will star Sandra Bullock, and an Expendables with an all-female cast, with some “SJWs” calling for remakes of classics like Stand By Me, Saving Private Ryan, The Godfather and Reservoir Dogs.

Just exactly how a screenwriter could depict World War II, which deployed 16.1 million male soldiers from the United States alone, with an all-female cast, or rewrite Mario Puzo’s classic as The Godmother is not known – but does serve to underscore the absurdity of the demands of the “SJW’s” that absolute equality be enforced even to the point of ridiculousness.

Source: Variety

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