Last week a video created by men's rights activists (MRAs) began circulating on the internet. Supposedly entitled The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit, the movie was Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, minus all scenes featuring a female performer.
The anonymous creator described it as:
...basically The Last Jedi minus Girlz Powah and other silly stuff.
The edit was obviously an incredibly sexist gesture, and the team behind The Last Jedi openly mocked it on Twitter:
Priscilla hits all the major points here but I’ll just add hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/f0bKJ9NeUe— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 16, 2018
Fortunately, Twitter user @LoganJames had the perfect response. Knowing tit for tat was fair play, he released a version of Saving Private Ryan with all the men edited out.
The video fit easily into a Twitter post, since, without any men, the movie is only two and a half minutes long.
Ryan's edit quickly went viral, so he followed up with a male-free version of another classic: The Shawshank Redemption:
Most people loved the @LoganJames cuts:
I'm on my third watch of it. Instant classic, better than the original.— meanrice, the Maharincess of Swagistan (@meanrice) January 17, 2018
This is masterful. Thank you.— Jack Deeth (@JackDeeth) January 17, 2018
Actual LOL at the gun ascension scene.
These new versions might have garnered enough praise to premiere in theaters...
Still good— Anthony Harrison🌹 (@moptoptony) January 17, 2018
It's like the shortest Terrence Malick film ever
Most people can probably agree that no sane person would want to cut the incredible Daisy Ridley or Carrie Fisher out of a movie.
Also, watching these male-less versions of cinema classics will save you loads of time.
I think there was one or two scenes where a woman said something but there was also a man in the shot so I had to cut it— Juche Box Hero (@LoganJames) January 18, 2018