Last week or was it the week before last? I don’t know, my weeks are all screwed up. Umm, so recently I went to see the new Ghostbusters movie and it was all kinds of awesome. I can’t remember the last film where I laughed so loudly and so often. It was everything I wanted the film to be and more.
Also, it was the one of the first films I can remember seeing where an out gay woman was one of the leads. Do you know what that is like for a queer girl to have an out gay woman headlining a blockbuster film? It’s fucking revolutionary.
And I fell for her and I fell hard, cause let’s face it Kate McKinnon is just divine.
I mean seriously.
Okay, cuteness and crushes aside, her character is quirky, just left of normal and totally okay with being her weird awesome self. This is the kind of character I want young girls seeing on the screen. In fact, all four female leads are the type of characters I want young girls seeing on the screen. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like for 9 year old me if this was the cast of the original Ghostbusters movie.
Then I want them knowing that Holtzmann is played by a gay woman and that’s totally okay too. Cause 9 year old me would have been like