The director of Space Jam has reworked the Lola Bunny character for the upcoming reboot to better fit expanding female empowerment in our society. See what I mean by checking out the description and photo below:
"This is 2021," Spike Lee told Entertainment Weekly. "It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters."
We went back and checked out the Lola scenes from the original 'Space Jam' and Lee has a solid point.
The scene where Lola first enters the basketball gym is scored with sexy bombshell music — and the rest of the Tune Squad players are so taken by her appearance, they are literally paralyzed.
Lola, after showing off her impressive basketball skills, saunters out of the gym and admonishes Bugs Bunny for previously referring to her as "Doll."
So, what can we expect in the LeBron James reboot? Gone are Lola's short shorts — replaced by typical workout gear with compression shorts underneath.
It seems the director was hoping to model Lola after a typical high-level female athlete -- which makes sense considering real-life WNBA superstars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike both have key roles in the reboot.