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The Women of 'Ghostbusters' Get Four 'Elle' Covers

Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy front the magazine's first-ever "Women in Comedy" issue.
Kate McKinnon on the July 2016 cover of "Elle." Photo: Mark Seliger/"Elle"

Kate McKinnon on the July 2016 cover of "Elle." Photo: Mark Seliger/"Elle"

Are you in need of a light home décor refresh, or simply in the market for a few new prints to add to your gallery wall? I suggest the latest covers of Elle's July 2016 glossy, which also double as the magazine's first "Women in Comedy" special issue. Ahead of the upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot (premiering July 15), the magazine tapped four area phantom hunters — i.e., the movie's stars, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy — for four individual covers. 

While McCarthy and Wiig are Elle veterans (fronting the November 2013 and August 2014 issues, respectively), this marks both McKinnon and Jones's first major magazine covers. As "Saturday Night Live" breakout personalities, the pair's warm embrace by the publishing world was inevitable, and it's exciting to see that all four women look glamorous while also looking like themselves in these images. My favorite look of the foursome might have to be Jones, who wears a glimmering Sophie Theallet gown atop a black Triumph bra. (Eat your heart out, Colin Jost.

I, for one, would like to bestow infinite props to Elle for a) giving McKinnon and Jones their well-deserved moment, and b) dedicating an entire edition to the badass females in the comedic industry. It's worth mentioning that McCarthy's cover is noticeably more cropped in on her torso than those of her three co-stars — a move that recalls Elle's 2013 Women in Hollywood cover, for which the magazine caught flack for putting McCarthy in an oversized coat, while the issue's other cover stars wore more revealing looks.

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Elle's special July issue doesn't hit newsstands until June 21, but you can click through the gallery below to see all four of the covers in the meantime.

Note: This story has been updated to include mention of McCarthy's controversial 2013 Elle cover.

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