Looking back, ‘Space Jam’ reboot director shocked at how non-PC ‘Lola Bunny’ was

Looking back, ‘Space Jam’ reboot director shocked at how non-PC ‘Lola Bunny’ was
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[Ed. – Good thing he got woke.]

Space Jam: A New Legacy” promises to bring a contemporary twist to the beloved Warner Bros. live-action/animated hybrid original. … One element that’s getting what the filmmakers see as a necessary refresh is the design of the character Lola Bunny. …

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Malcolm D. Lee (director on films including “Girls Trip” and “The Best Man”) said he was surprised at how “not politically correct” the character’s original design was.

“Lola [Bunny] was very sexualized, like Betty Boop mixed with Jessica Rabbit,” he said. “Lola was not politically correct…. This is a kids’ movie, why is she in a crop top? It just felt unnecessary, but at the same time there’s a long history of that in cartoons.” (In the original movie, Lola is called “hot” by Tweety, and referred to as “the heartthrob of the hoops.”)

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