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Picture From Ghostbusters Premiere Shows Importance Of Representation

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

07/17/2016 7:28 pm
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Picture From Ghostbusters Premiere Shows Importance Of Representation | Ghostbusters
Media Courtesy of Eric Charbonneau / AP

On the green and black carpet in Los Angeles, people weren't just getting a chance to get the first look at the highly discussed Ghostbusters reboot.

Not only is the reboot giving a more modern twist to the iconic franchise were four New Yorkers take on various ghosts in the streets of the Big Apple, but it also features an all new, all female cast.

Despite negativity from some people since the movie's announcement, the premiere showed exactly why this movie would be so important for people to see.

At the premiere, all four leading ladies seemed to be having a great time before anyone watched the highly anticipated film. Those in attendance even got to see a performance from some young dancers in Ghostbusters gear.

But one of the biggest moments on the carpet was captured by Comedian Zach Heltzel when he spotted Kristen Wiig meeting some of the dancers. Heltzel was taking a jab at some of the negativity being directed towards the film, as some claim the new film was ruining people's childhoods. The looks on the two little girls' faces say it all.

While yes, the new film is changing what people have always known about Ghostbusters, this picture captures exactly why the reboot featuring an all-female cast is so important. As iconic and hilarious as the original Ghostbusters was, this film is allowing a new audience to learn that girls aren't afraid of ghosts either.

Some even took to their own Twitters to talk about the value of movies like the new Ghostbusters for the new, young audiences.

16-year-old Anna Spiess tweeted the picture of Wiig combined with other pictures of little girls meeting new female heroes such as Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the newest Star Wars films, and Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl on the newly-relocated TV show, emphasizing that female-led media is extremely important now more than ever.

It is important for young girls to realize that they, after all, are a valid part of this society and can be anyone they want to be," wrote Speiss. I haven't seen the new Ghostbusters yet, but whether it is good or not, I can say that girls are finally starting to become a part of the film industry, and I can see change coming.

Ghostbusters will be coming to the theaters this weekend, on July 15th.


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