When Wonder Woman hit theatres in early June, voices cried out from all directions.
Most were enormously positive. Finally, a female superhero! A female kicks ass, takes names, and does it all without the help of a man. She’s strong. She’s courageous. She’s headlining her own big budget summer blockbuster. More than that, a female directed it! Hallelujah! Progress!
Some voices, though, mostly those of brittle men, couldn’t handle the fact that a movie could be for females and not for them. When the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas organized a women-only screening of Wonder Women (because can’t we have something?), the backlash was swift and crazy.