Wonder Woman broke box office records and represented the power, both financially and culturally, of involving women in production and representing women in positions of power. In much of American culture, women are not represented fairly or enough – this is true in politics, sports, and of course, movies. Wonder Woman’s critical and commercial success is evidence that both women and men need to see better representation of powerful women and greater inclusion of women in business and government. Although the movie isn’t perfect, through a feminist lens or otherwise, it should serve as a reminder to Hollywood that involving more women is smart and necessary.
- As MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop tweeted today, “There is a huge amount of money to be made out of taking women seriously.”
- Thanks to Wonder Woman’s success, Hollywood is going to make a slew of other woman-led movies; some will be good, some will stink.
- Sure, Wonder Woman isn’t perfect—though it might be worth noting how that’s a disclaimer required mostly for woman candidates and woman stars, while male flaws are just part of the package.
“That Wonder Woman was so successful, that it “made it”—and that so many women made it so— is proof positive: we want and we need to see ourselves kicking ass like we know we can.”