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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-07-15 03:52 pm

[ SECRET POST #3846 ]

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It can be, just like anything else can be.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-16 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
But it isn't inherent in the trope. A trope can be badly done and when that's done a lot people tend to blame it on the trope rather than the writers of that trope. It's not really fair, but those are the associations that get made.

I don't generally go for genderswap in fic because I'm usually there for the specific characters I like and want more of, but if the plot is interesting enough, I might give it a try.

Movies genderswaps are of more interest to me. I think flipping the genders can make for an interesting new take, but fans have to be ready to let go of the old and sometimes they're really not. Think about how much push back there is when they change Doctor Who or Bond and they've always been white guys replacing white guys (Jesus, so much discussion over Daniel Craig and he was replacing a guy who had done Bond movies a lot people didn't even like and some of it was seriously about the fact that Craig was blond).

Honestly, the Ocean's Eight idea really appeals to me, rather than replace characters, extend the franchise. I kind of wish they'd done that for Ghostbusters.

Re: It can be, just like anything else can be.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-16 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
If the new version is good, who gives a shit if the fans are dumbasses about it. Fuck em.