Surrounding the praise for the new Ghostbusters is the excellent cast, but what many don’t realize is how their strength is derived from their own experiences with the paranormal. Much like Dan Aykroyd’s ghost-hunting grandpa, this cast has ecto-plasm in their veins.
This goo-covered ghost is no different than the Slimer that came before her, but has caused an uproar across the web due to her feminine features. However, Lady Slimer is a real life ghost that has haunted Kristen Wiig since childhood. The specter is said to be responsible for teaching Wiig about the horrors of womanhood and made a bargain that Wiig would attain fame and fortune if she gave Lady Slimer her first born child. Now, indebted to the ghost, Wiig contracted Lady Slimer to play a small roll in the new film.
The Disembodied Ghost Head of Betty Friedan
Credited with starting Second-wave feminism, the visage of Betty Friedan spent the films production haunting Melissa McCarthy, often times possessing her body and using it as tool for dismantling the patriarchy. Remember when McCarthy rolled down Sunset Blvd sticking her head out a limousine and giving everyone the finger while shouting “ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL! STANDARDS INVENTED BY THE PATRIARCHY HURT EVERYONE” ? That was all Betty Friedan.
The Hunky Cunnilingus Ghost of Idris Elba
Idris was a big fan of the original Ghostbusters, and had hoped to get a cameo as the gender-swapped blowjob ghost from the original film. Unfortunately, when this role was never written, he swore that his dream would not go unfulfilled. Leslie Jones calls the haunting a gift and a curse, as she knows when Idris Elba will die (approximately 50 years) but thanks to a interdimensional vortex, she gets to see him every night.
Kate McKinnon is a noted cat-person who was unfortunately cursed with a deadly allergy. In an attempt to find a creature she could love, she participated in a dark ritual: candles, pentagrams, the whole nine-yards. The result was Mr. Sprinkles, an powerful hell-kitten who has gored many house guests and 3 of Lorne Michaels’ assistants.
Never one to turn down a show, Gaybraham Lincoln materialized on the set of the new Ghostbusters one day and found himself quite smitten with the new receptionist portrayed by Chris Hemsworth. The two have been spotted getting lunch at various New York eateries, giggling and holding hands. Move over Hiddleswift, because this president has found his own Norse God!