Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris in a scene from the remake of "Overboard."
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Hollywood's proclivity for gender-swapped retreads is enduring and contentious.The new "Overboard" swapped Goldie Hawn from the 1987 comedy for Eugenio Derbez and Kurt Russell for Anna Faris.Gender-swapping has been popular since Howard Hawks cast Rosalind Russell for "His Girl Friday," 1940, in a part played by a man in the movie, "The Front Page," 1931 . Two months before the movie's release, its trailer had become the ninth most-disliked YouTube video in history, with over one million users voting it into oblivion.Some Hollywood watchers have argued that female-flipping actually mitigates against those really fighting pay inequality, harassment and other forms of sexism.
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