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.
— Jack Hanley (@JackHanley) January 30, 2017
— Girl Meets Bluray (@girlmeetsbluray) January 30, 2017
— Loy Lee (@loyleecomedy) January 30, 2017
— JC2 (@JoelACara2) August 11, 2016
“Why does the women’s version of the Oceans movies only have 8? Women only get 72% of what men have?”
— Der kauzige Eremit (@volldost) November 15, 2016
The all female Oceans 8 is because female gangs only get 72% of what male gangs do even if they do the same number of heists.
— Zac Switchly (@zacshipley) August 10, 2016
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.
first ghostbusters, now the oceans franchise
women truly won’t rest until everything is ruined.
— -ⅆⅈⅇ🖤 (@midwestnocoast) January 30, 2017
Oh boy oceans 8 is an all female cast. Because Ghostbusters did so well why not follow the trend?
— Mike Carr (@Nein_fear) January 30, 2017