The original Charlie’s Angels TV show was known for creating “Jiggle TV” thanks to Farrah Fawcett-Majors among others:
Back then, women didn’t have leading roles in hour-long series and they certainly didn’t run around without bras.
The last reboot starring Drew Barrymore, Linda Liu and Cameron Diaz didn’t exploit the women in that way as much, but they were certainly eye candy for horny males. I can’t remember as much jiggling going on, and they were more action-oriented. Perhaps trying to be a bit like Mission Impossible.
In the new Elizabeth Banks directed version where Bill Murray as Bosley is out and she is in, we really are getting some women power! And I’m digging it. Why not just replace Charlie’s iconic voice with a woman too? (that’s a joke, btw).
When interviewed by Hollywood Reporter, Banks said:
I’m not old enough to have watched the first run of the television show, but my two sisters and I did watch reruns. The three of us getting to pretend we were Charlie’s Angels was so inspirational. It’s a show about women doing a job that very few women had ever done before, which was detective work, whether on television or in real life. They were running around with guns, they were going undercover, they were getting to do something different every day and fighting bad guys. I mean, don’t we all want to do that?
I’m getting more excited about this new Charlie’s Angels. Maybe a 4 or 5 out of 10 on the anticipation scale. It hits theaters on November 15.