(I just had the most terrible terrible fusion-type thing come into my head. I blame the shuffle function on my music player.)
(The setup is, Erik =...
…The most interesting thing about this 21st century Jem reboot was that the producers seemed pretty serious about getting the fans onboard. In their admittedly bro-heavy announcement video, Blum, Braun, and Chu explained that they were looking to crowdsource ideas for the movie: casting, music, everything. This was going to be a Jem and the Holograms movie for the social media generation, and that meant stirring up some excitement on Tumblr and Twitter.
Unsurprisingly, it turned out that what the fans wanted was a Jem movie with at least some professional input from women. Specifically, they wanted the show’s original creator, Christy Marx, who also worked on multiple other children’s cartoons including G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Conan the Adventurer.
This sucks exceptionally hard. Christy is an old friend, and one of the most experienced women in animation. They couldn’t even have brought her in to consult? What the hell is wrong with these people??
it is the wrongest of the wrong things to put together a Jem and the Holograms movie that neither includes any women on the production team nor calls in the FUCKING creator to consult!
What the actual fuck, Hollywood? You really gonna shit on my childhood and my heroines like this? (Heroines, plural, because the Misfits fucking rocked just as hard as Jem and the Holograms did.)
Seriously, the fact that three dudes announced a Jem reboot and didn’t even address the idea of involving any woman in the creative team just burns me. Hearing that the creator was completely left out of the process kills my interest completely.
the entertainment industry is run by male pricks with misogyny and shit for brains
One of many good responses to when people say the following:
Even when a man wants to put more female content into a show, he are still told no by network executives. What fucking chance do female creators have? Network executives are not gods. They are not mystical oracles with a finger on the pulse of the nation. They aren’t people who find joy in creativity or innovation. (If anything, they are soulless demons with no respect for you, the viewer. They respect no one except the almighty $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.) And they control your entertainment.
Learn to discern!(via zillah975)