We don't need a 'Jane Bond' - just more films showing real, believable women
By now you'll have sat through weeks of 'Ghostbuster' fanboys in a full-blown outrage and feminists clamouring to shout about how seminal it is because this summer's blockbuster is about a team of ghostbusting women instead of men. There's a delicious bit of role reversal in the supporting cast: Chris Hemsworth as a receptionist. The lad who plays Thor in those testosterone-heavy Marvel movies is a himbo who answers the phones, and some feminists think we're winning.
Hollywood doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to female representation in film. For every ghost-hunting girl, there's a tsunami of flimsy roles that are more about showing a bit of boob or bum than they are about portraying any kind of genuine female emotion or experience.
Still, I don't think like the fact that we seem to be entering a phase of lazily inserting a woman in the slot once occupied by a male actor.