Wonder Woman

Warning: *spoilers!*

Wonder Woman is finally on the big screen! Raised on an island secluded from the world, Diana trained harder than any Amazon before her. Taught that the world of man was corrupted by Ares, the God of War, Diana sees an opportunity to kill Ares and set the world right after a pilot crashes on the island. She journeys into the world of man, accompanying Steve Trevor into the “war to end all wars.” Soon, Diana learns that humankind is more complicated than the myths she knew. 

After dozens of superhero films, has director Patty Jenkins revitalized the DC universe with this superheroine? Amid all the “rep-sweats,” did the film do justice to this classic comic heroine? Why is this film so important? What do we think of the women-only showings at Alamo Drafthouse? Did we enjoy this film?

Featuring Carla Della Gatta, Tara McPherson, Lt. Col. Olivia Nelson, hosted by Erroll Southers

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Links and related reading/listening …

Geena Davis Institute on Gender and the Media
Hasbro and Star Wars Force Awakens toys
Gal Gadot
Conscription in Israel
A Few Good Men
The Tempest
Lt. Col. Allison Black
When Women Lead
Austin Mayor Responds To Man Angry About ‘Wonder Woman’ Screening

Dances with Wolves

What to read/watch next …

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Power of Myth
Wonder Woman: Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is the superhero girlfriend comic book movies need
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Supergirl
Veronica Mars
Jessica Jones
Agent Carter
G.I. Jane

 

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This podcast is sponsored by Price Video Services and USC Bedrosian Center,
and continues our ongoing efforts to bring policy and its impact into the public discourse.

Special thanks to Dean Jack Knott, USC Price; Dean David Bridel, USC School of Dramatic Arts; and Dean Elizabeth Daley, USC Cinematic Arts for their support of this interdisciplinary conversation. 

This podcast was produced by Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz, recorded and mixed by Corey Hedden.
@AubreyHi
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Executive Director, Bedrosian Center on Governance Aubrey Hicks is the Executive Director at the Bedrosian Center, where she overseas day-to-day operations, including content management and podcast production for the Center. Prior to joining the Bedrosian Center, Aubrey served as the Program Coordinator at The POGIL Project, a national professional development organization for educators. She also served as an academic reference librarian at Moravian College and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her work as a librarian led her to publishing: she worked in marketing and journal administration at Elsevier Science and Cornell University Press, and briefly served as Managing Editor for the Journal of Public Policy. She holds a degree in English from Moravian College and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For more information, see her LinkedIn page.

Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz has spent over 10 years in the corporate video space with a specialization in production and marketing to fully realize, protect, and enhance a company’s brand through video. Projects that Jonathan has produced/directed have been featured in national marketing campaigns - distributed both on the web and broadcast television. Jonathan also has an extensive technical background which he leverages to build state of the art and award winning digital delivery systems. Currently, Jonathan is the Director of Video Productions and Operations at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy where he has designed and implemented cost-effective streaming and video solutions/workflows which has allowed the University to reduce costs and bring production in-house. Jonathan came to USC from Celebrity Cruises, where he designed and implemented their on-board closed circuit IP-TV station / delivery system for their Solstice Class of ships. Jonathan also has a passion for the narrative space, and produces / directs short films that are often featured in film festivals around the country. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts.