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Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, and Ghostbusters as a Love Letter to Female Friendship

"We're all the ghost girls now."

One quote immediately came to mind after I saw Ghostbusters for the first time - "friendships between women are often the deepest and most profound love stories." This film, which has no romantic subplot, gives a bond between two best friends the kind of significance most stories would reserve for two people falling in love.

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Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes Should Probably Realize That Women Have Always Loved Genre

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes expressed the hope that Warner Bros. Entertainment will do better this year than it did last year, and he has a huge amount of faith in their upcoming, more genre-friendly slate. Bewkes is super-jazzed about upcoming fare like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He's also really, really excited about Wonder Woman! Cool, right? Yeah, sort of.

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The “Potent” New Influence Of Women’s Wallets On Hollywood

Paranormal Activity? Apparently that's on us, ladies.

When I'm being optimistic, it feels like there was a slight shift this summer in the way Hollywood perceived women. True, Marvel still fiddle-faddled over a female-led movie, but there was cause for celebration, too: Scarlett Johansson proved her massive box-office draw, the Expendabelles movie progressed with casting news, and Columbia Pictures wants to make a female Ghostbusters reboot. So what caused this small increase in representation?

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