I’ve Been Holtzmanned

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.

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I mean seriously.

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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.

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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

what holtzman