Female-centric remakes are the newest Hollywood trend — and why shouldn’t they be? Audiences are craving female-driven stories and nostalgia these days, so combining the two seems like a guaranteed slam dunk.
But not every male-driven classic works with the opposite gender… specifically, when the entire premise of a story revolves around boys being idiots because they’re boys.
That’s what people are frantically trying to point out after Warner Bros. announced plans to remake Lord of the Flies — but with young girls stranded on the island instead of boys!
Those who read William Golding‘s 1954 novel (or even Sparknoted it) say the story wouldn’t make sense with all girls because it was meant to show the pitfalls of toxic masculinity.
Many critics mused that instead of turning into barbaric animals, a group of stranded girls would either peacefully work together or just leave each other the fuck alone.
Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that the remake will be written and directed by two men, Scott McGehee and David Siegel — which is hardly a sign we’re in for the feminist coming-of-age film of the decade.
What do you think, Perezious Bookworms? Can Lord of the Flies be successfully remade with a group of girls? See what people are saying and comment (below)!
An all women remake of Lord of the Flies makes no sense because… the plot of that book wouldn’t happen with all women.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ roxane gay (@rgay) August 31, 2017
imagine having such little interest in seeking out original stories about girlhood by women that you remake LORD OF THE FLIES with girls
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ JamesHurleyVEVO (@soalexgoes) August 30, 2017
An all female Lord of the Flies? Sigh. There are plenty of good original women’s stories to tell. Why do we have to remake classic lit?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Proud Grandstander (@JYates_doula) August 31, 2017
like imagine missing the point of a classic book when u could’ve sought original stories about girlhood written by women
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ froy (@froynextdoor) August 31, 2017
“all-female Lord of the Flies remake” SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE MISSED THE FUUUUUCKIN POINT OF LORD OF THE FLIES
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) August 30, 2017
The female-led Lord of the Flies wouldn’t ever happen because women would just branch off into their own respective groups peacefully
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) August 30, 2017
the all-girl remake of lord of the flies wont work bc realistically the girls would set aside their differences & work to get off the island
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ellie (@spikejonzes) August 31, 2017
lord of the flies is about the pitfalls of masculinity. don’t bring the women into this, we don’t care about your ass-mar
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ savannah brown (@savannxhb) August 31, 2017
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