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Shannen Doherty Sounds Off On The CW's 'Ignorant' Description Of The 'Feminist' Charmed Reboot!

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Another Halliwell sister has cast down The CW‘s Charmed reboot!
Shannen Doherty tweeted out a spell of thoughts on the topic while chatting with fans over the weekend. She isn’t specifically for or against the project, but she made one thing clear: calling it a “feminist reboot” is a huge slap in the face to the original series!
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The actress started the conversation on a positive note, admitting she’s “intrigued” by the idea of a reboot resonating with a new generation of fans and delivering more “great roles” for women.
Responding to fans, she shared:

While she tried to keep away from the negativity, the cancer survivor couldn’t help but cringe at the network describing the project as a “feminist reboot” when the original run was, by definition, a feminist series.
Here’s The CW’s full description:

“This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”

Ick. Sure, feminism is sellable these days — but they shouldn’t be so blatantly obvious about try to cash in on it.
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Like her former costar Holly Marie Combs, Doherty found the description to be “ignorant,” “a bit offensive,” and probably written by someone who has never seen Charmed:

True, Prue!
Awful description aside, we’re still excited to see what comes of this project. As long as it’s about three witch sisters kicking ass, count us in!
[Image via Warner Bros..]

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Jan 29, 2018 14:21pm PDT