[LMB] Interesting idea re Heinlein's "Citizen of the Gal

Raye Johnsen raye_j at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 24 03:09:04 BST 2019

IMHO,  the main reason why Hollywood doesn't handle Heinlein well is because they don't understand what he's trying to say. Also IMHO, Heinlein doesn't handle female characters all that well. If you want a good female character in a Heinlein adaption, I honestly think your best bet is to gender-flip someone. That's why I think a gender-flipped version of "Citizen" isn't such a bad idea.  It deals with the whole "decent female characters" problem.

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  On Wed., 24 Jul. 2019 at 7:11 am, Eric Oppen<ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:   Why the gender flip?  To make it easier to pitch?  Given Hollywood 's track
record withHeinlein I'm leery of it.

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Douglas Weinfield <douglasw at his.com> wrote:

> I was thinking about movies made from SF novels, and it occurred to me
> that an amazing movie could be made from "Citizen of the Galaxy", if you
> just flipped the gender of the main characters.
> Thorby becomes Thorbie, or Thora. Colonel Baslim is played by Sigourney
> Weaver, or by Annette Benning (channeling her recent performance in Captain
> Marvel), or Helen Mirren. Father Shaum has a house of pleasure mostly for
> men. Maybe we keep the Free Traders as matriarchal. Etc. No need to be
> doctrinaire about it...
> I think this would be a wonderful movie! What do you think?
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