‘Ocean’s Eight’ First Pictures Prompt Gender Pay Gap Row

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By Tom Teodorczuk | 3:37 pm, January 30, 2017

The first pictures of the female-driven remake called Ocean’s Eight have just been released.

Having railed for years about sexism, you might think progressive film-buffs are looking forward to the movie which stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling and Anne Hathaway and is due in theatres June 2018.

Not so. People are getting increasingly annoyed at the fact there are eight women criminals as opposed to the eleven men in the George Clooney franchise. The Oceans Eight/Oceans Eleven discrepancy is even being linked to the gender pay gap.

Filming on the movie has not yet been completed. There might even be more heist action in the new movie than its predecessors (though that would probably result in complaints of women overworking themselves).

Then there’s the fact that skeptics keep bringing up the spectral corpse of Paul Feig’s ill-fated Ghostbusters remake.