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Things We Saw Today: I Would Read the Heck Out of This Ready Player One for Girls

The hilarious Jenny Nicholson has posted a video to her YouTube channel in which she reads from the “girls” version of pop culture reference-palooza that is Ready Player One.

Because if women don’t like Ready Player One, it must just be because we don’t get the references, right? As Nicholson points out, “Reading lists of things I recognize is pretty fun.” Luckily, she’s found a version our ladybrains can get excited about. No more references to “super obscure” antiquated entities like Star Trek or Matthew Broderick. Instead, this version’s protagonist is all about Punky Brewster, Gary Marshall movies, and Rainbow Brite.

I know this is just meant to highlight the ridiculousness of the misogyny present in much of fan culture, but I’m not gonna lie. I would read the crap out of this book.

What did you all see out there today?

(image: YouTube)

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