Ghostbusters, an equation:
4 funny women over 30, where the panning shots are of their talented action and not sexualizing their bodies. + 3 women with PhDs, and 1 with an encyclopedic knowledge of New York, who go into business for themselves and help each other get over craving validation from academia; all the while demonstrating that skill, talent, and knowledge can happen outside institutional systems of oppression. + 2 friends who wrote a book together, and the central love story is a platonic love story. + 1 queer artistic genius engineer with keen fashion sense that represents the mad scientist every little girl wanted to be growing up. = Why people in their 30s find themselves spontaneously crying at this movie, and this is why Ghostbusters is the signal that everything is changing.