Melissa McCarthy tweets a photo of all the 'remarkable women of Ghostbusters.'

You don't need to be in a boys club to make a blockbuster. Duh.

No one knows this better than Melissa McCarthy. Can we take a moment and talk about this woman's resume? "Bridesmaids." "Identity Thief." "The Heat." "Spy." All Melissa McCarthy. All box office monsters.


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So it's no surprise that she's proud that her new movie has no shortage of women on set.

The actor/clothing designer/smile-enabler posted a photo through her social media accounts on Aug. 25, 2015, sharing that pride with fellow girl-power advocate Ellen DeGeneres.

And as it turns out, there are a lot of women making the new "Ghostbusters" movie happen.


Yes, that's (left to right) Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig in the front row. Yes, they're the stars of the new female-led "Ghostbusters" movie, set to release in theaters next year.

Yes, that's badass.

What's arguably even more badass are all the women behind the movie's four stars.

In the image, dozens of women who are part of the cast and crew sport signs describing their roles on set, filling roles from "script supervisor," to "stunts," to "writer."

It's clear gender equality was a priority throughout production of the Hollywood classic reboot. Seeing as research shows women are still majorly underrepresented in Hollywood — both in front of and behind the camera — that's sort of a big deal.

If a women-empowering, presumably hilarious (I mean, how can it not be?) film about busting ghosts doesn't get you to the theater, I don't know what will.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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