How would things have turned out for the kids depicted in “Lord of the Flies” if the stranded children were girls?
Probably a lot better, at least according to those mocking the idea of the recently announced all-girl film adaptation of William Golding’s famous 1954 novel.
Twitter users skewered the idea this week after Deadline.com reported that two male filmmakers have signed a deal with Warner Bros. to remake “Lord of the Flies” with an all-female cast. The book was first made into a film in 1963.
“We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys,” David Siegel told the website Wednesday.
Using girls to tell a story about the consequences of unchecked male aggression didn’t make a lot of sense to some on Twitter.
uhm lord of the flies is about the replication of systemic masculine toxicity— froy (@froynextdoor) August 31, 2017
every 9th grader knows this
u can read about it on sparknotes https://t.co/EQFyuSA3MV
An all women remake of Lord of the Flies makes no sense because... the plot of that book wouldn't happen with all women.— roxane gay (@rgay) August 31, 2017
Lord of the Flies starring only girls: "Girls get marooned on an island. Band together to find food, shelter, rescue. Nobody dies. The end."— Clara Mae (@ubeempress) August 30, 2017
But others wondered if they’ve seen this movie before:
The all female lord of the flies makes no sense cause we know what happens when women get their own island and it ain't killing each other pic.twitter.com/CucXXBvreH— Ally Ally Oxenfree (@AllyMalinenko) August 31, 2017
Pretty sure they already made an all-female Lord of the Flies pic.twitter.com/3ckkDyY3to— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) August 31, 2017