Now Reading
Real Contest: Come Up With a Female MacGyver.

Real Contest: Come Up With a Female MacGyver.

It’s 2015, and it’s a great year for women in pop culture. The Ghostbusters are women. The Avengers are women. In fact, women—who experts believe make up somewhere around half of the human race—are now taking the lead role in a staggering FIFTEEN PERCENT of all movies! You go, girls.

But that’s not enough for, which has plans to reboot MacGyver as a woman. All they need to do so is your help. They’re asking people to pitch their idea for a female MacGyver on their website. From the submissions, they’ll pick five winners to win five thousand dollars and the opportunity to work with a Hollywood exec on developing their character for a pilot. So, all you need is a character idea, a pilot synopsis, a wrist watch, a matchbook, a motor from an old lawnmower, five feet of copper cable, an umbrell—sorry, we got a little off track there. Maybe just go to the website itself to submit your idea for what the website calls “the first great show starring an iconic female engineer character.” Although, as AVClub notes, the actual first great show starring a iconic female engineer has already been made, and it was perfect …

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

© 2023 RELEVANT Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Scroll To Top

You’re reading our ad-supported experience

For our premium ad-free experience, including exclusive podcasts, issues and more, subscribe to

Plans start as low as $2.50/mo