When is Hollywood going to do a live-action version of Jem, repackaged and spiffed up for Gen-X women? They seem to spend all their time making big-budget live-action versions of the stuff boys like — Transformers, GI Joe. Plus, you can throw in things like the second Star Wars trilogy, the latest Indiana Jones, and probably all the comicbook movies (Iron Man, Hulk, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman) in the boy camp too.
But none of those are specifically geared towards women’s nostalgia. I’d even argue that remakes like The Brady Bunch and Scooby Doo were more gender neutral than anything.
I can’t seem to decide why this is. Does Hollywood think that women are only interested in lame, predictable romantic comedies? Are we not as attached to our childhood nostalgia as men are? Too attached?