Red Pill Latecomer pointed out that I left out the special women only viewings Alamo Drafthouse is holding for Wonder Woman, and the feminist outrage when the double standard was pointed out:
It’s time to pour one out for the countless male tears that are being shed in Austin, Texas over a grave injustice some men feel is being committed against the fragile male species.
I left this out of my previous post for brevity, but it is true that both the women only showings and (much worse) the feminist screeching that followed could have posed a risk to the success of the movie*. Luckily for the creators of Wonder Woman, aside from a few exceptions there hasn’t been much focus on the all women showings and the feminist harpies screeching about men invading their space. It isn’t the feminist philosophy audiences would object to, but how dour and ugly the feminist aesthetic is. People want to have fun at the movies, not be scolded by a women’s studies major.
There is still time, however, for ugly feminists to ruin the perception of the movie before it opens this weekend. USA Today and the woman who directed the movie did their part today with Why are women crying when they watch ‘Wonder Woman’ fight?
Director Patty Jenkins has grown accustomed to hearing stories about audience members welling up as Gal Gadot, playing DC Comics heroine Diana Prince, grabs her shield and sword and plunges into battle in the new superhero epic (in theaters Thursday night).
“I didn’t even realize I needed this,”says Jenkins, who makes history as the first woman to helm a superhero movie. “I didn’t realize that I needed to let this out, that’s what I was tasked with. But it opened a door to all the expressions of this superhero, all the dimensions of a woman that maybe we haven’t seen or felt.”
*The men black knighting by threatening to show up to the women-only screenings are funny but don’t pose a threat to the perception of the movie. Most people don’t take feminists seriously regarding their claims of wanting equality, so the charge of hypocrisy doesn’t really have any currency. The only real threat would come from the demand from feminists to “Take me seriously!” that the black knighting can provoke.