Here’s 24 Films About Women: Feel Free to Genderswap Them, Dudes

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The news that Splash was getting not just remade but genderswapped with Channing Tatum as the merman and Jillian Bell as the human was very exciting news for me. For others, not so much. And after all the Ghostbusters hate, it got me thinking, what other women’s stories could get the same treatment?

Though I’d thought about doing a list like this before, it was this hilarious tweet that spurred me on.

Without further ado, here’s 24 films Hollywood could totally try and remake with men.

Mystic Pizza – 1988

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The Joy Luck Club – 1993

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Mermaids – 1990

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Clueless – 1995

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Sister Act – 1992

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Beaches – 1998

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Death Becomes Her – 1992

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun – 1985

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Waiting to Exhale – 1995

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Thelma and Louise – 1991

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First Wives Club – 1996

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Bend It Like Beckham – 2002

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Heathers – 1988

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – 2005

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Set It Off – 1996

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Sixteen Candles – 1984

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Pretty in Pink – 1986

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Teen Witch – 1989

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The Witches of Eastwick – 1987

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Hocus Pocus – 1993

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The Witches – 1990

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Practical Magic – 1998

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The Craft – 1996

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Wow, we make a lot of movies about witches, huh. And last but not least, go hog wild with this one, fellas.

A League of Their Own – 1992

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12 Responses to “Here’s 24 Films About Women: Feel Free to Genderswap Them, Dudes”

  1. The beauty of films like Mystic Pizza, The Joy Luck Club, A League of Their Own, Sister Act, is that they are treated with sensibilities of their leading women, telling stories that affect women, and have an emotional impact of female movie goers. Maybe I have a similarly equal wrong sense of ownership of these movies as (misogynistic) men had over Ghostbusters, but gender-swapping movies with prominent female casts only seems to diminish our space in film, and we already occupy so less of it already. Some of these would be fun ideas, but it would be better if they were original stories and not just carbon copies like most remakes are. :/

    • This post is meant to be firmly tongue in cheek. It’s just to illustrate to those who think we’re taking something away from them by putting women in remakes etc that their stories really aren’t that uniquely male, while most of these are uniquely female.

      • Thanks Jill! You know the second I posted the comment, that’s what I thought – like ‘Oh, this is probably just a sarcastic post’ but I commented anyways. Gender swapping just really gets my gears grinding. :)

      • KinouMenthe says:

        Heh. I don’t necessary agree on the uniquely female part. It would be a good opportunity to show other sides of masculinity than what we’re used to and that would be good all around (though it would indeed add to the heap of already male movies, for sure).

  2. Alan Izar says:

    They tried to do so with The Craft. It was a very poor movie starring baby Sebastian Stan.

    Tho honestly, I’d be interested in a The Craft/Practical Magic/another magical movie about a witch and her son, and how he actually respects women. Because he knows.

  3. SpottedSeaJelly says:

    I would totally watch a gender swapped Hocus Pocus about bumbling wizards.

  4. Wheelchair says:

    A male Sister Act could be kind of interesting. A guy joins a monestary and revitalizes an inner-city community with the power of music?

  5. John Barrie says:

    Yes please, let’s start with The Witches of Eastwick.

  6. We Made Them Get Their Own League?

  7. Marie says:

    I’m finding myself strangely into Clueless Dudes.