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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

can you spot the bullshit in this description of Timur Bekmambetov’s Warriors of Oz?

From Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov is venturing into television with Warriors Of Oz, a mini-series project which has landed at Syfy. Bekmambetov will create Warriors Of Oz based on his idea. It is a fantasy-action reimagining of the classic story in which a warrior from present day Earth is transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors, Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, in order to defeat the evil Wizard who has enslaved the land.

Did you spot the bullshit? Here’s the excerpt again with the bullshit highlighted:

EXCLUSIVE: Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov is venturing into television with Warriors Of Oz, a mini-series project which has landed at Syfy. Bekmambetov will create Warriors Of Oz based on his idea. It is a fantasy-action reimagining of the classic story in which a warrior from present day Earth is transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors, Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, in order to defeat the evil Wizard who has enslaved the land.

He. He. Dorothy Gale has gotten a sex change. Because women can’t be warriors.

At least Oz the Great and Powerful had the faux grace to be about a different character who just so happens to be a dude when it told kinda-sorta the same story as The Wizard of Oz.

But this is just a slap in the face.

I’m going to call this “dick-washing.” The female protagonist has been scrubbed from this “classic story.” Why, Bekmambetov? You got a problem with women?


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