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Old 06-18-2019, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by monstro View Post
I don't know about you, but I can't imagine anyone but Whoopie playing that role. And despite the fact the character was originally written with a white actress in mind, the Broadway production of "Sister Act" now only casts black women to play the part.
The part of Ripley in Alien was originally written for a man, but nobody gave a damn that a woman was cast, and it launched a genre of action women that didn't rely on men to rescue them.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider was originally conceived as a man - gamers wouldn't want a POV character that's a girl, right? - but having a woman as the POV in a video game didn't impair the popularity of the franchise.

Seems thegeneral public, even specialized segments of it, are far more open to change than many suppose.