Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Tekkaman Blade, Nov 6, 2019.
Female-Fronted ZORRO Show in Development for CBS
If handled right, I could get behind her:
A part of me will always be nostalgic for Lady Rawhide
Look, I know there’s usually pitchforks and torches with gender flipped reboots, but come on, I would LOVE if we got something like Penelope Cruz doing the Zorro shtick in a tight outfit and... haha.
This idea isn't bad unlike some of the gender swap stuff Hollywood is trying to push.
An often quoted phrase: "It's not what you say, but how you say it."
Reminds me of this animated series from the 90s with a pale skinned protagonist.
Don't remember the name, but it was western themed.
Same. Now what's this about a female Zorro?
Cool. Make it good.
I cant believe its been 14 years since a Zorro movie came out.
I loved Mask of Zorro (1998), but the sequel from 2005 was blech.
If the Banderas series had continued, it would have been cool to see Salma Hayek as Lady Rawhide.
Yes! That's what I meant.
I knew I re-watched Mask of Zorro last year, but couldn’t remember when, so I went searching and...
Very few people will have a problem with this because almost no one cares about Zorro enough to get upset.
I’m sure there’s a Zorro fan forum out there somewhere, where they’re raging mad.
I'm definitely not the biggest fan, but I do really like the character. I've actually been hoping for a remake of Zorro with Don Diego for awhile, but I might give this "Z" show a chance.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure Zorro is in the public domain at this point. So really anyone should be able to make their own Zorro content.
This has every possible chance of success, there are some big things the show needs to avoid.
1. Make her a real character, not a cause.
2. Hire writers who are interested in telling a good story instead of virtue signaling.
3. Avoid terrible flaming red drag queen wigs.
Hope they are stupid enough to call her Zorra [ZORRA in Spanish means “HOOKER”]
The memes alone would be worth it.
It sounds like they've turned the idea for the post-apocalyptic Zorro movie (who also starred a woman named "Z") into a show.
It could be good, but I'm still waiting for a 'definitive' modern telling of Zorro, with someone like Diego Luna (or even Oscar Issac). Even the '90s movie (which I still haven't seen, but people seem to like) was about Zorro's son, so I'd argue it's not really a 'definitive' Zorro movie.
One reason why all the "gritty" movies about Robin Hood and King Arthur keep flopping is because it's been so long since we've had a straightforward telling of them. Younger people aren't very familiar with those stories. And you can't deconstruct something unless your audience knows the original tale like the back of their hand. Hence why superhero deconstructions tend to work well...superhero movies are a huge part of our culture right now.
Very few of my friends even know who Zorro is. And rightfully so, there hasn't been a movie since the early 2000s, and there hasn't been a traditional telling since...maybe that '90s show, 30 years ago. What are audiences supposed to get out of a female Zorro show that's set in the future? I wish they'd just do Zorro first. You could even give him a female co-lead. But audiences need to be re-acquainted with the Zorro (and his lore) before venturing into stuff like this.
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