Lola Bunny got a makeover and it causes a rift between fans. Some fans think her new redesign is progressive. They think her new design progress because people will notice her personality instead of her sex appeal. Then, on the other side of the fence, some fans think this is pandering to the sex-negative feminist. Anita Sarkeesian will probably approve of this new design. This is actually not the first time Lola got redesigned. On the 2011 reboot of Looney Tunes, she already lost the curves. She still has breasts and hips but not as sensual as her 90s counterpart. In the 1996 film, she is a bombshell while the 2011 tv series made her less of a bombshell and more of a comedic goofball that annoys people.
The 1996 version of Lola Bunny is a Space Jam original. Lola was the Best Player on the Tune Squad team next to Michael Jordan. In the sequel, she is still the best of the team aside from Kobe Bryant. She debuted on that film as a sexy love interest for Bugs Bunny. Director Malcolm D. Lee stated the reason why Lola got this makeover that is more of a make-under. In an interview at Entertain Weekly, He said that Lola’s original design from the first film made him uncomfortable. “This is 2021. It’s important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters.
That statement offended some fans because it is like saying sexually attractive females are not capable. It is like saying they are only pretty faces. The other side thinks this is progress so fans will see Lola as an empowered female and not for the male gaze. Lola Bunny debates are still going on on social media. What is your opinion of Lola’s redesign on the upcoming film?