Now that they’re making an all-female version of the “Ghostbusters” I was wondering about other movies they could remake with women as the main characters. Do you think there could be a female version of “Mrs. Doubtfire”? -- Leona from Santa Barbara, California
That’s an interesting question. By a female Mrs. Doubtfire I assume you mean a movie where the main character is a woman who pretends to be a man in order to spend more time with their kids in the guise of a nanny. I don’t think this is a good candidate for a cinematic vaginal makeover. In fact, the idea that Robin Williams wasn’t discovered to be Mrs. Doubtfire earlier on was a little difficult to accept considering in the film he was a voice actor and he was the same exact size and build as this English woman not to mention they had the same eyes. In real life, your ex-wife tends to notice these things, as I found out… Now when you transfer that over to a female character, the suspicion would be multiplied. First of all, it would take a little more work for a popular actress (or Robin Williams female equivalent) to wind up looking like a man. If it was some unknown actress that already looked a bit gruff and burly then maybe that’d be easier to fathom, but let’s say Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone has to become a passable man. Even a Melissa McCarthy wouldn’t be believable as a male nanny in that situation because of her body type. It would be too much of a coincidence for the family or audience to ignore. Then to top it off, they would be pretending to be a man who is applying to be a nanny and housekeeper for their family. In our society that would likely arise suspicion right from the get go. Then when you add in the fact that it looks kinda like a chick that happens to be the husband’s wife, I really don’t think that would work out as well as Mrs. Doubtfire’s original scheme. Then again I could be wrong. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing it, I’m just saying it would be a lot more difficult to pull off.
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