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Why the Minions Aren't Female

Why the Minions Aren't Female

Did you know that all the minions are males?

Minions creator Pierre Coffin shared why there aren't any female yellow, pill-shaped heroes.

"Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn't imagine Minions being girls," Coffin told The Wrap.

TIME reported that Coffin also said the creatures can't reproduce or divide themselves.

It is unusual for a movie to rely heavily on a cast of males, TIME reportedThe "Despicable Me" spin-off does star a female villain, played by actress Sandra Bullock.

The "Minions" raked in $115.2 million in box offices across North America over the weekend. That's the second-largest animated opening in history, according to Rentrak

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