It would be easy to joke that the upcoming remake of The Women, the classic film and go-to example actresses use when complaining about the dearth of roles for women over 35 in Hollywood, was created as part of a New Deal-esque government program to provide jobs for underworked “older” female actors and Eva Mendes. Except that from this new trailer for the screwball empowerment farce, it appears to be actually true. Everyone gets a participation trophy: Meg, Jada, Annette, Debra, Candice, Cloris…even Bette. What, was Goldie busy or does she have an uncredited cameo? Could this possibly look worse?
Hey, everyone is in favor of more good roles for experienced female actors, but you can’t just throw them all into one crappy movie and call it a victory. This remake has been kicking around Hollywood as long as anyone can remember. I guess it’s a relief that they’re finally getting it over with.