Now We Know Why There Are No Female Minions

Jul 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm |
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“Minions” director Kyle Balda with creator Pierre Coffin (Photo by Kevin Winter/ Getty Images)

The creator of Minions—some of the most lovable and profitable characters in recent memory—just revealed why none of his yellow, pill-shaped cretins are female, and the answer is more straightforward than you might think.


Pierre Coffin, the French animator and the mastermind behind the Minions we know and love, confessed in an interview that there are no females because the creatures just aren’t smart enough. “Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls.” Well, that’s honesty for you.

Questions arose about the lack of female characters following the release of the movie Minions this past weekend. Sandra Bullock voices Scarlett Overkill, “the world’s first female supervillain,” but fans were left wondering where all the other girls were at.

Coffin casually confirmed that he thinks too highly of women to allow them to be depicted as the bumbling yet adorable henchmen. Maybe it’s better for all of us if they can’t reproduce! Even with such a subtle comment, that’s certainly a very nice compliment from the man behind the movies.

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Did you ever stop to think why there are no female minions? The reason why just might shock you!