Jezebel- For those have you who have been yearning for more lady versions of dude-centric comedies, here’s some interesting news: Sony is making a female version of 21 Jump Street. Even better, they’ve hired two writers from Broad City—Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs—to pen the script.
This female interpretation would be a part of a planned expansion of the 21 Jump Street universe, The Wrap reports, which also includes a crossover with the Men In Black movies. That’s right, we can expect to see Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill stepping in the shoes of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, chasing after extraterrestrials instead of fighting crime. While we definitely need more all-female comedies to exist and I will say how excited I am for the female Ghostbusters to happen, must we have more “female versions” of movies? Can’t we just have some original ideas? Then again, I will be real and admit that I totally wouldn’t mind a female Indiana Jones or better yet, a female version of Kurt Russell as Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China.
So this is just going to be like the movie version of the WNBA, right? Not to sound sexist, but (the ultimate precursor to sexism) men are just better at sports and comedy. This isn't something that's debatable, it's fact. Doesn't mean women can't be funny or can't be good at athletics, but as a whole they pale in comparison. You know why I know that this movie is going to suck in contrast to it's predecessor? Because if they thought '21 Jump Street' would have been funny with women, it would have been cast with women the first go around. I remember when 'Bridesmaids' was being hyped as the female 'Hangover'. Now, 'Bridesmaids' was kind of funny. Not a terrible movie all things considered. It proved that women can do anything men can do, just sometimes they do it far,far worse. Because let's be honest, it didn't come close to comparing to the cult classic that literally everyone on the planet has seen? The problem is that even if they find the two funniest women on the planet to play dumb police officers, they are inevitably going to fail. Two men being intentionally stupid comes off as comedy, two women being intentionally stupid comes off as ditzy. Yes, that's a double standard. Yes, those do exist. However, if there is a woman that objectively claims that the female version of '21 Jump Street' is better than the male version I will eat my fist, tuck my dick and agree to be Bruce Jenner's next sexual conquest.