You cannot escape the little yellow Minions right now. They are everywhere, and have taken over everything! These little guys took the box office by storm this past weekend with a reported $115 million for their solo movie.
You also might have noticed one other little thing about these guys: they are all, in fact, guys. All of them. Every single Minion is a dude. So where are all the lady Minions hiding?
In an interview with The Wrap, Minions creator (and director) Pierre Coffin explains there’s a reason we don’t see female Minions. Easy answer, they don’t exist. When he created the Minion world, he purposely didn’t include any girl Minions for one specific reason. Ready for it?
According to Coffin, the Minions are all guys because, “Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls.” What a great point! Female minions would never, ever, get into the situations these guy Minions fall into. And if there aren’t wacky Minion situations happening, there is no Minions movie, and then no huge Minions opening weekend. Make sense.
Maybe an all girl, super smart Minion movie will get underway soon!