So apparently there’s an all-female reboot of Lord of the Flies happening?
If you haven’t read the book or seen the original film, it’s about a group of boys who get trapped on a desert island and have to form their own society. Things quickly turn violent and chaotic, and basically the whole story is an examination of toxic masculinity.
That’s what makes an all-girl remake seem like a strange idea. Would a group of girls trapped on an island really behave the way the boy characters do? I guess we’ll find out.
In the mean time, some of the funniest women on Twitter decided to turn their confusion and frustration with the idea into hilarious jokes:
Female-centric Lord of the Flies, u say?? How about a female-centric federal govt okay I'll take that— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) August 31, 2017
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
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
The all-female Lord of the Flies will just be a group of young women apologizing to each other over and over till everyone is dead.— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 31, 2017
an all female Lord of the Flies would result in the island Wonder Woman grew up on.— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) August 31, 2017
I'm assuming the all-female Lord of the Flies will involve the girls forming a functioning society and living peacefully— Rachael Livermore (@rhaegal) August 31, 2017
An all female reboot of Lord of the Flies is just Heathers Goes Camping— Erin ?Gloria? Ryan (@morninggloria) August 31, 2017
but seriously I think two men writing this all female lord of the flies is piggy and it makes me want to ralph— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) August 31, 2017
[flies into frame on a broom]— #rachelsyme (@rachsyme) August 30, 2017
the thing about lord of the flies is that it's about systemic male violence + how it replicates
The all-female Lord of the Flies movie will just be 2 hours of the girls enjoying not having their jokes mansplained to them.— MoaNaSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) August 31, 2017
"all-female Lord of the Flies remake" SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE MISSED THE FUUUUUCKIN POINT OF LORD OF THE FLIES— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) August 30, 2017
A thousand words on how they already did an all-girl Lord of the Flies and called it Mean Girls.— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) August 30, 2017
Guys I know we're all upset about LORD OF THE FLIES but it should make my all-human adaptation of ANIMAL FARM easier to sell.— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) August 31, 2017
Honestly any remake of Lord of the Flies seems kinda redundant right now, considering <points in general direction of literally everything>— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) August 31, 2017
I'd rather spend the rest of my life on an island where I'm the Piggy than watch an all-female Lord of the Flies written & directed by men— Ali V. (@alivingiano) August 31, 2017