Hillary Clinton, Ghostbusters Cast to Hit Ellen

'Get your Woman Cards ready'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2016 7:11 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton, Ghostbusters Cast to Hit Ellen
Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones in a scene from "Ghostbusters."   (Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures via AP)

"Get your Woman Cards ready," says Ellen DeGeneres. The talk show host will sit down with Hillary Clinton, as well as the all-female cast of Ghostbusters for interviews that will air on her show Wednesday to the presumable delight of feminists. Sony Pictures, however, which booked the show two months ago, is less than thrilled, reports the New York Times. The studio is trying to promote Ghostbusters, as the Times puts it, its marketing team "has been fighting to tamp down what it sees as a misogynistic, Internet-based assault on the movie." A perceived alliance with Clinton isn't likely to do Sony any favors as it courts the young male audience that typically buoys summer blockbusters.

The Ghostbusters trailer may be the most disliked trailer on YouTube, but much of the negative response has been from just a few fan sites, sources tell the Times. For example, a trailer uploaded to Facebook was viewed favorably, and it was seen by more men than women. Nonetheless, Sony has been trying to appeal to more men with seductive movie posters of film star Kristen Wiig. Of note: The Ellen DeGeneres Show says Clinton's interview will be filmed separately from the cast interview. (Read more movies stories.)

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