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Last year, we were gifted a Ghostbusters remake starring a truly badass female cast. Then, this past August, a female-oriented remake of Lord of the Flies was announced to mass dissent. Just last week, it was reported that Taraji P. Henson would lead a new take on Mel Gibson's What Women Want called, What Men Want. So, like it or not, women-led remakes are in our foreseeable future. But should we be supportive of the wave of gender-swapped remakes?

Yes and no. For starters, a woman's experience cannot be summarized by slapping a new pronoun on an old title. To get more authentic stories about women, we need more stories told by women. Gender swapping is just one way to get more female representation on screen, but it should not be a crux used to tell female-centric stories. 

That being said, there is power in staking new claim in classic Hollywood cinema. This essentially is an exercise in placing women in roles typically reserved for men (i.e. the spy or the prankster).
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