Celebrating Wonder Woman

Have you seen Wonder Woman yet?

If not, no fear; this isn’t a spoiler. It’s just a few observations about the movie that I’ve found interesting and compelling.

I read an article on Refinery29 by Caitlin Flynn who quoted the following from a Tumbler user, Creative Words and Powerful Ideas:

There were absolutely NO eye candy shots of Diana. There were Amazons with aging skin and crows feet and not ONE of them wore armor that was a glorified corset. When Diana did the superhero landing, her thigh jiggled onscreen.

The husband and I saw the movie yesterday, and I have to credit this Tumbler user for an incredibly discerning eye because in the two hours and twenty-one minutes of watching Gal Gadot kick ass, I never once focused on her thighs when she made one of her superhero landings.

I get it though, the thigh jiggle thing. How the thigh gap has become a damn obsession among some women (maybe more among some men). So, if WW’s contribution to women everywhere is that muscular wiggly thighs don’t define you, then the $150 million production budget made it all worthwhile.

And, in what I believe is the most important takeaway from this movie, Gadot herself said (about Wonder Woman) in an interview with Sara Vilkomerson:

“She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving.

And it’s all her heart—that’s her strength. I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let’s own who we are and use it as a strength.”


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