Female-Dominated Societies on Film

The year 2016 will be remembered in part as the year we coined the term “Ghostbros” — a name for the intense backlash that the all-female Ghostbusters reboot has faced since news first surfaced about Paul Feig’s film. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones take over for Bill Murray and the gang as four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. The film, which opened this weekend, is the biggest live-action comedy debut since Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 and has earned $46 million so far. If anti-Ghostbusters audiences are bothered by a nostalgia-heavy film featuring four female leads, what would they make of movies where women really reign supreme?