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Who you gonna call?

I do not often watch films because I have a, oh look there’s a squirrel, short attention span.

Now maybe I’m a little late to the party, but as this coincides nicely with the weekend of Halloween I watched Ghostbusters, the 2016 remake with the all female team of ghost busting busters, or bustresses as I may call the female collective.

It’s a good remake in my opinion and one of the reasons is because the four are all funny women, with a history of comic performance, including on Saturday Night Live.


One actor, Kate McKinnon, stood out to me in the film as being physically funny, and this is what I like to see with comedians, clowning around and the fact that she is a woman even better.

Rather than being funny and considered foolish these are four funny women who have worked in live comedy and character acting.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones all star in the film and their resumes are impressive.

At one point in the film I felt Kate McKinnon reminded me of someone and I realised it was Ellen DeGeneres.

I decided to call upon my unprecedented research techniques and googled her name. Kate McKinnon Berthold is an American actor, comedian and writer. She is also known for her impersonations, one of which is of Ellen Degeneres.

Google states that while presenting Ellen with the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, McKinnon opened up about being a lesbian and thanked Degeneres for making it less scary for her to accept her sexual orientation while watching her sitcom Ellen.

In 1997 Ellen Degeneres achieved household status when her character came out as gay.

This certainly affected her career but her raison d’etre was to be true to herself. She was dissuaded from writing this storyline for the character but felt it needed to be out in the open.

She has massively helped actors such as Kate McKinnon be able to be true to themselves, shouldn’t we all have that option?

So it’s a different story that surrounds Ellen now and the rumours of a toxic workplace on her daytime show and the sacking of three male producers as a result.

This show has massive A-Listers on it and Ellen has issued an apology about the workplace misconduct being investigated and her plan to end the long running series.

As reported this is a stunning fall for a comedian who got her start doing stand up comedy before building an empire based on her observational humour and reputation as the Queen of Nice.

It’s hard to know what to believe sometimes.

But, when times get tough, who you gonna call ?

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