Ready for the powers that be in woke Hollywood to ruin yet another thing you used to like? Well get ready, because now Fox is “reimagining” (read: ruining) the hit shot “Starsky and Hutch” with an all-female remake of it. Apparently the lesson wasn’t learned from the much-disliked all-female “Ghostbusters” remake.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story on the remake of the hit 1970s show, one which was loved by audiences and defined the “buddy cop” genre. In the words of that outlet’s report:
Fire up the Gran Torino: An update of the 1970s cop show Starsky & Hutch is in the offing.
Fox is developing the project, which will be feature two female characters in the title roles, via its script-to-series model. Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn told The Hollywood Reporter he expects to have at least two scripts from writers/showrunners Sam Sklaver (Prodigal Son) and Elizabeth Peterson (The Resident) before making a decision on it.
Sony Pictures Television, which as Columbia Pictures TV produced the original series, and Fox Entertainment are producing.
And The Hollywood Reporter’s description of what the show will be about makes the whole concept sound even worse. Here’s the blurb on the plot:
The modern “reimagining” of Starsky & Hutch will center on two female detectives, Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchinson. They solve crimes in the offbeat town of Desert City while staying true to their friendship, their awesomeness, and somehow also trying to unravel the mystery behind who sent their fathers to prison 15 years ago for a crime they didn’t commit.
Yikes. So what was a great, masculine show is now, like everything else in our culture, getting feminized. And they can’t even bother to come up with a mildly interesting plot. The revolution never ends, apparently, even when profits start dropping like a rock.
Breitbart’s John Nolte had a terrific op-ed in Breitbart News on the show, mocking the sort of characters Fox will inevitably end up inserting as it ruins what was once great IP and tearing into the feminized reboot of the show. In his words:
Gee, I sure hope one of the ladies is a Cherokee transsexual lesbian with a harelip.
The original series, which ran from 1975 to 1979, made stars of Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky), David Soul (Hutch), and the great Antonio Fargas, who played Huggy Bear, the show’s deus ex machina — the guy who always had the piece of information necessary to move the plot along. Another star was that cherry red, white-striped Ford Gran Torino.
[…]It’s all so stupid. And I’ll bet Starskyette and Hutchette will be more masculine than any guys currently on television.
That sounds like just the sort of character that would be inserted by a woke studio, though with only two characters available it seems more likely that an Asian woman with a chip on her shoulder about the men in her life and a lesbian black woman with a history of fighting racism will be the leads. Maybe the transexual Indian can be a heroic hacker. Oh, and the bad guys will almost certainly be both straight, white men.
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