And it's all kinds of empowering...
Wonder Woman has undoubtedly been a huge success, smashing records, empowering the masses and shooting Gal Gadot to much-deserved stardom.
The female-led and directed film, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, has dominated the box office since its release in May, grossing over £282 million and overtaking Deadpool – something that Ryan Reynolds graciously praised, posting to Instagram, ‘The Merc May Be Filthier, but Her B.O is Stronger. Congrats Wonder Woman #BoxOfficeBoss.’
We can’t say we’re surprised by Wonder Woman’s resounding success – what’s not to love about a kick-ass female super hero?
But there’s a very specific reason why people are talking about it this week, with one Tumblr user uploading a post highlighting the feminist focus of the film.
‘Watching a super hero movie directed by a woman is like putting glasses on for the first time,’ the Tumblr user wrote under the name, Creative Words, Powerful Ideas. ‘I didn’t realize how much I had to squint through the “male gaze” till suddenly, miraculously, I didn’t have to.’
She continued: ‘There were absolutely NO eye candy shots of Diana. There were Amazons with ageing skin and crows feet and not ONE of them wore armour that was a glorified corset.’
She was most excited however about a tiny detail from the film – a moment that if you blink you will probably miss. ‘When Diana did the superhero landing, her thighs jiggled onscreen,’ the Tumblr user explained. ‘Did you hear me? Her fucking thigh jiggled. Wonder Woman’s thigh jiggled on a 20-foot tall screen in front of everyone.’
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She continued: ‘Because she wasn’t there to make men drool. She wasn’t there to be sexy and alluring and flirt her way to victory, and that means she has big, muscular thighs, and when they absorb the impact of a superhero landing, they jiggle, and that’s WONDERFUL.’
‘Thank you, Patty Jenkins, for giving me a movie about a woman, told by a woman, so I can see it through my eyes, not some dude bro who’s there for boobs and butts.’