The show's protagonist was Jerrica Benton, a woman with the whitest female name since Victoria Serfslapper. Jerrica moonlights as a singer under the eponymous alter ego Jem and is backed by her band the Holograms, none of whom are Tupac, sadly. Together, the Holograms battle their rival band the Misfits, because it's fucking impossible for Glenn Danzig to get along with anyone.
Despite only being on for a few short seasons in the mid-1980s, somebody decided that the cartoon still had a pulse, so Hasbro signed on to make a Jem movie for 2016. The nigh unprecedented move of greenlighting a quasi-superhero-themed movie featuring female protagonists was quickly followed by the completely precedented move of making the production staff entirely male.
Truly, truly, truly predictable.
On top of being directed and produced by Jon Chu (Step Up 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), dong-wielding producers Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and pop Svengali Scooter Braun have signed on to inject some much-needed testosterone into the film, and perhaps some found footage of Justin Bieber terrorizing an unusually dense suburban family. But hey, at least they had the courtesy to give Jem's creator, Christy Marx, a ring and politely inform her that they wanted none of her input.