Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lord of the flies - but with women?

The times, they are a'changing.

Apparently there may be plans to film an all-female version of LotF, but the idea is being poo-pooed with the suggestion that women would naturally just band together & look after each other.

Naturally this produced a number of thoughts fairly spontaneously, not least that western millenial males often behave like women too, and would be much less likely to create such a toxic microcosm. And building on the millenials theme, when I was at school there was a distinct minority of girls that would have fitted in to the story just fine, with some being physically violent and others quite poisonous in the way they tried to manipulate others. Finally this is a story about children, rather than adults, and children do still often get themselves in a social pickle.

But y'know, everyone has to have something to be offended about in the news. ;-)


  1. I can't help but wonder if all-female remakes are yet another way to make some money on an old story. A remake, but with the appearance of making a progressive statement. Another way to make a buck when you've run out of creative ideas. But perhaps I'm too cynical.

  2. Yup, just like all those 'unplugged' acoustic versions that nobody ever asked for when unplugged was a thing. However I also think that there's a group of revisionists determined to re-write and re-characterise the nature of women in general into something they aren't.


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