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?
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Links and related reading/listening …
Geena Davis Institute on Gender and the Media
Hasbro and Star Wars Force Awakens toys
Conscription in Israel
A Few Good Men
Lt. Col. Allison Black
When Women Lead
Austin Mayor Responds To Man Angry About ‘Wonder Woman’ Screening
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) June 3, 2017
NO WONDER WHITE MEN ARE SO OBSCENELY CONFIDENT ALL THE TIME I SAW ONE WOMAN HERO MOVIE AND I’M READY TO FIGHT A THOUSAND DUDES BAREHANDED
— meg s.s. (@megsauce) June 4, 2017
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
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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.