We are in the era of women-centric remakes of old movies, which is… well, good and bad? I’m all for representation for women, but also somewhat confused about why we have to recycle old plots to get it. I guess it’s better than nothing?
The next piece of work to get this treatment is Lord of the Flies, based off the novel by William Golding about a group of young boys who get stranded on an island, where chaos ensues. What else could you expect from a group of teen dudes? Or now, I guess, a group of teen girls?
There were a lot of mixed reactions about the announcement, especially when it was announced that the movie’s writers were men.
But also, would the plot even be the same with all women?
But also a all-women Lord of the Flies kind of misses the point of, well, the whole entire novel, considering Golding was pretty open about the fact the book was about toxic masculinity.
Besides, haven’t we already explored this topic before…?
Can we just stop production immediately? Thanks.