Scooter Braun's 'JEM' Movie: Six Women Who Should Produce it Instead
So this whole Tumblr-cast #JemTheMovie Scooter Braun joint is a bit...perplexing to say the least. Justin Bieber's manager/professional diaper-changer Scooter Braun is producing a live-action version of the 80's animated classic Jem and the Holograms. And yes, the entire film will be cast via Tumblr submissions. Along with Braun, Paranormal Activity filmmaker Jason Blum and G.I. Joe direction Jon M. Chu are also set to join the project. So by the sounds of things, Jem and the Holograms is weirdly going to be a total sausage-fest (at least behind the camera). Which is sort of a shame because Jem and the Holograms was created by a very talented woman by the name of Christy Marx (who also wrote plenty of other adventure series like Conan:The Adventurer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and it feels more than a bit off that a movie about these iconic female characters is so full of hyper-testosterone.
In fact, we think there are plenty of female filmmakers, showrunners, writers and producers out there who would do greater justice to the neon fantasy world of Jem and the Holograms. Here are our top picks.