For those who have yet to see the film, Splash is about a man, Allen Bauer who falls in love with the mermaid who rescued him when he was a boy.

Hollywood, give yourself a slap on the back for this giant step for women-kind.

Gender swapping is fast becoming a fail-safe way for Hollywood to shut up anyone who kicks off about equality without actually having to write anything new: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Ghostbusters all these films have either been made or are in the works and all of them have some kind of “Feminist twist”.

That’s some bizarre way to make up for your past discrepancies in gender inequality.

How about the film industry creates some brand new roles? An original story?

Gender swaps might be a temporary fix for Hollywood’s chronic lack of ideas, but audiences are getting restless: the general response to a new reboot announcement is often: “Oh God, not another one” as opposed to, “Yes! They’re remaking my favourite childhood film even though t wasn’t really anything wrong with the original!”.

Jillian Bell