Girls! Girls! Girls!
آپ know what I love? فلمیں about women who kick ass. It doesn't have to be physical. I just want to watch awesome ladies being awesome, یا doing awesome things. (That was my final use of the word "awesome", so stop thinking about making this into a drinking game.)

آپ know what I hate? Rebranding. Or, to be specific, since this rant will focus on movie posters: Posters for female-driven فلمیں that go out of their way to appeal to a male audience. (Because GOD FORBID a BOY watches a movie about GIRLS!) This poster issue is what I refer to as Bro-ifying. (Is that a word? Whatever, it is now.)

Maybe there's a little مزید to it than trying to appeal to males? Could be. Maybe the studio is trying to boost sales سے طرف کی highlighting مقبول actors. That explanation would be slightly less despicable, but still annoying and misleading. If I pick a movie because an actor I like is on the cover, and they die in the first ten minutes, I'm gonna be pissed. (This leads to a lot مزید borrowing first to see if it's worth buying, سے طرف کی the way. Think of the tens of dollars you've lost with your sneaky ways, DVD distributors!) Blah, blah, corporations will do anything for teh monies, blah.

This مضمون focuses on the posters of a few female-driven movies, as those are the ones I'm currently fired up about (and this is the FAK spot), but it happens to all kinds of movies. It's a sleazy اقدام the studio pulls when they want to make a few مزید bucks, and is completely insulting to everyone involved in the movie AND the audience. (See actor link's blog post about a clever indie movie named 'Intramural' being rebranded as what appears to be a teen sex comedy called 'Balls Out'. Spoiler alert: the فلمیں are exactly the same, and it contains neither teens nor sex.)

Below are 4 فلمیں about women that I love, but have posters that suck because of Bro-ification. The poster on the left will be the مزید accurate original, and the one on the right will be the BOYZ! U CAN SEE DIS! یا LOOK! STARZ! poster.

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Original / Bro-ified

link (2012)
Actors Featured on Poster: کرن, رے Liotta, Kelli Giddish, Gina Gershon
Actual Stars: Gina Gershon, Kelli Giddish
Gina Gershon and Kelli Giddish are the stars of this movie. That is a fact that cannot be argued. Wayne Duvall, Val Kilmer and کرن, رے Liotta are probably on screen for less than ten منٹ each. And yet, کرن, رے Liotta made the cover of the German version. (Ze Germans are very big on Bro'd posters.) The ridiculousness of this Liotta'd poster is what made me start this rant-disguised-as-an-article. The Breathless spotlight is for Gina and Kelli. GTFO.
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The one and only, but still Bro-ified LRRP poster.

link (2010)
Actors Featured on Poster: Dwight Yoakam, Kris Kristofferson, Lizzy Caplan, Scott Speedman, Peter Dinklage, Jon Foster
Actual Stars: Lizzy Caplan, Jon Foster
As far as I know, this movie only has one poster, but I have a problem with it. Lizzy Caplan is the سٹار, ستارہ of this movie. So why is Dwight Yoakam the first name credited, and Kris Kristofferson's head so very large? Cote de Pablo, who plays another important ass-kicker in this movie, has her name mentioned but is not shown. Jon Foster gets the shaft here as well, because he gets the most screentime (aside from Lizzy Caplan) and is barely visible. (He's on the horse.) At least Lizzy is in the front, but I still think this deserved a better poster.
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Two originals / Two Bro-ified

link (2000)
Actors Featured on Poster: Michelle Rodriguez, Santiago Douglas
Actual Stars: Michelle Rodriguez
This was Michelle Rodriguez's first movie. She is the star, and she kicked major پچھواڑے, گدا as باکسر, مکے باز Diana Guzman. The first poster is the most popular, and has a small Santiago Douglas, her love interest, up top. (I never noticed him until I started looking for posters that had been Bro'd.) The two on the right put a much larger focus on him. While Santiago did a good job, this was Michelle's movie, and Diana's priority was always boxing. The priority of the studios who re-worked these posters? Not boxing. Admittedly, the inclusion of the kiss may be trying to target female شائقین of romance, but it's still taking away from the fact that Diana is here to fight, dammit!
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Original poster / 1995 VHS cover / 2003 DVD cover

link (1995)
Actors Featured on 1995 Poster: Larisa Oleynik, Rachael Leigh Cook, Christian Oliver, Bre Blair, Austin O'Brien
Actual Stars: Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik, Tricia Joe, Stacy Linn Ramsower, Zelda Harris
Ugh, the 1995 poster. While The BSC does include a boy یا two, the main characters are clearly the girls. On the left, we have one of the original posters featuring the girls. In the middle, the 1995 VHS cover featuring three girls, Mary-Ann's boyfriend and some douchebag that Stacey had a fling with in the movie. Kristy is the سٹار, ستارہ of this movie, and as anyone who has ever read a BSC book can tell you, Kristy is the دل of the BSC. SO WHY WAS KRISTY SWAPPED FOR BLONDES AND BOYS, COLUMBIA? The 2003 DVD cover (right) includes all of the girls, with Kristy in the center. The boys on the DVD cover are Aaron Michael Metchik (who helped the BSC in the movie) and Christian Oliver again (the romantic interest). I believe that O'Brien instead of Oliver would have made مزید sense, as O'Brien's character was an actual BSC member, but at least it contains all the girls this time. Points for trying, Columbia!
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So, what do آپ guys think? Do آپ know of any other kick-ass lady فلمیں with Bro-ified posters? Should we all gather at the full moon and burn them? ;D