Elle is debuting their first women in comedy issue, and the NuGhostbusters are their first funny-lady cover stars. I kind of don’t care about Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy—they’ve covered magazines before, and will again—but I’m SUPER into Leslie Jones’s cover. I love the dress, the bit of skin showing, and I really love the way they’ve styled her hair. I also love that it’s not just a headshot, as is usually the case with anyone over a sample size two on a magazine cover. And her inside shot is great, too, although Kate McKinnon is my favorite there. I wish they’d used that shot with the stole for her cover. I have such a crush on Kate McKinnon, and I want to day-drink with Leslie Jones. Can these be my summer fantasy friends?
There’s also a new international trailer for Ghostbusters, which is so-so. The bit with Chris Hemsworth’s himbo secretary being three steps behind the ladies works, but the trailer is cut so weird it’s hard to pick out any rhythm to a joke. Comedy trailers are a tough sell, though, and often don’t have any bearing on the final film. Bridesmaids had a boring trailer, Spy looked stupid, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping looked like a spoof trailer from SNL. But all three movies are great, so there’s no real reason to assume Ghostbusters will be horrible. Unless, of course, the idea of a popular comedy remade with women is so threatening that it’s an assault on your childhood. In which case, you can go f*ck yourself.
Attached - Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig at an ELLE event and arriving for an appearance on Kimmel yesterday in LA.