Pretty FUQN' cool
Wonder Woman: How Real-Life Athletes United to Populate the Film's Badass Amazon Nation https://t.co/eOFN45WF5n
— Nelly B (@psddluva4evah) June 2, 2017
Because I can (heya, LAMH!), and because these stories meet my EMOT criteria for “not liable to make readers put down their coffee and go right back to bed.” Some days, it’s harder than others.
Jessica Bennet, in the NYTimes, “If Wonder Woman Can Do It, She Can Too”:
“She’s so strong,” the little girl seated next to me at a Brooklyn screening of “Wonder Woman” kept repeating to her mother, occasionally shielding her eyes. It was the first fight scene of the movie, and I was trying not to sob…
But 20 minutes into “Wonder Woman,” the director Patty Jenkins’s take on the iconic DC Comics story, the tears came uncontrollably — as the Amazonian women twirled and glided, fierce and muscular and graceful at once, engaged in battle moves that looked as if they were choreographed for women’s bodies (which, it turned out, they were). I mean, the outfits were a little absurd. Their gladiator sandals seemed to have wedges. And yet, much like Jill Lepore, the author of “The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” put it in The New Yorker: “I am not proud that I found comfort in watching a woman in a golden tiara and thigh-high boots clobber hordes of terrible men. But I did.”
In fact, I was proud. So were legions of women I know who took daughters, nieces, nephews, mentees or simply went in droves, some of them to women-only screenings — and walked out of theaters with a strange feeling of ferociousness. One friend immediately purchased 40 tickets for a group of girls she mentors, along with all their friends. A group of women writers has raised more than $7,000 in a GoFundMe campaign to send New York City girls to see the film.
“I was kind of taken aback at how something as minor as a movie has been affecting me,” said Ruth Wilner, 45, who saw the film with her husband in Sacramento. “I wish I could go back in time and watch it with 8-year-old me.”…
'Wonder Woman' Shatters Records With $200+ Million Worldwide Opening https://t.co/ovnJm8qhjh
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 3, 2017
myths that have fallen this week
✔️people won't see an action movie w a female lead
✔️only male superheroes workhttps://t.co/qlWiIjODls
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 4, 2017
Spoilers (kinda) but also worth reading: “Wonder Woman‘s Most Fantastic Scene Nearly Didn’t Get Made at All”.
Fox News wants to know why Wonder Woman, a character not from America, isn't as American as they'd like her to be. pic.twitter.com/BjNBNtFInv
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 2, 2017
Because, as President Trump himself has shown, if you want to succeed you have to get money from foreigners. https://t.co/iWmu0wfBaL
— Roy Edroso (@edroso) June 3, 2017
Apart from fierce women and implacable resistance, what’s on the agenda for the day?