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Lola Bunny To Be Less 'Sexualised' In LeBron James' Upcoming Space Jam Movie

Max Sherry

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Lola Bunny To Be Less 'Sexualised' In LeBron James' Upcoming Space Jam Movie

This morning, we got a first look at LeBron James and the Tunes Squad ahead of the official release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Pictures of the action-packed screenplay quickly flooded online after LeBron and Warner Bros shared the images on social media.

And to say everyone is excited about the movie's release would be a massive understatement.

But while LeBron's debut appearance has stolen much of the headlines during the film's production, it seems the latest interest and buzz around the movie is centred around an entirely different character.

It's understood Lola Bunny has had her iconic style updated and refreshed by the movie's director Malcolm D. Lee.

According to Lee, who is the cousin of the legendary Spike Lee, he was taken off guard by Lola's "very sexualised" image from the first movie back in 1996.

So by "reworking" Lola'a new look, Lee hopes to paint the character as a "strong" role model for younger female viewers.

"This is 2021," Lee told Entertainment Weekly.

"It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters."

And if you check out the 1996 film featuring Michael Jordan, you can kind of see Lee's point.

When Lola is first introduced to the story, she casually strolls onto the court while saxophone music plays in the background.

Her smooth entrance was met with gawking looks from the rest of the male characters - even MJ himself looked pretty wide-eyed as he watched on from the sidelines.

But it seems the crux of the argument, mainly coming from Twitter, lies with Lee altering the size of Lola's breasts - not necessarily changing her clothing.

Unsurprisingly, news of Lola's drastic change was met with a mixed reception from the public.

Some film fans applauded Lee for the move, while others slated him for it.

Either way, it seems people are divided.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@drakecereal

Topics: Entertainment, Space Jam: A New Legacy, lebron james, Michael Jordan, Australia

Max Sherry
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