supermantojusticeleague: Wonder Woman at YouTube Space Los…

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

supermantojusticeleague:

Wonder Woman at YouTube Space Los Angeles #wwxytsla (PHOTOS: Sean Gerber

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prncediana: “It’s my favorite scene in the movie and it’s the…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

prncediana:

“It’s my favorite scene in the movie and it’s the most important scene in the movie. It’s also the scene that made the least sense to other people going in, which is why it’s a wonderful victory for me. I think that in superhero movies, they fight other people, they fight villains. So when I started to really hunker in on the significance of No Man’s Land, there were a couple people who were deeply confused, wondering, like, ‘Well, what is she going to do? How many bullets can she fight?’ And I kept saying, ‘It’s not about that. This is a different scene than that. This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman.’” –Patty Jenkins on the No Man’s Land scene

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manticoreimaginary:More behind the scenes shots of the amazons

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

manticoreimaginary:

More behind the scenes shots of the amazons

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robinwrightwebsite: Robin Wright as General Antiope on Wonder…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

robinwrightwebsite:

Robin Wright as General Antiope on Wonder Woman (2017)

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fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors: I think that in superhero movies,…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors:

I think that in superhero movies, they fight other people, they fight villains. So when I started to really hunker in on the significance of No Man’s Land, there were a couple people who were deeply confused, wondering, like, ‘Well, what is she going to do? How many bullets can she fight?’ And I kept saying, ‘It’s not about that. This is a different scene than that. This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman.’

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apinchofsanity: Steve: This is no man’s land. It’s not something you can cross. It’s not…

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

apinchofsanity:

Steve: This is no man’s land. It’s not something you can cross. It’s not possible.

Diana:

@marykatewiles

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“It was, arguably, a love of war that created No Man’s Land. The advent of automatic weaponry created…”

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

It was, arguably, a love of war that created No Man’s Land. The advent of automatic weaponry created a space across warzone fronts since World War I that was decimated by artillery, bombs, and scattered with corpses from either side. It was un-winnable space, an area from which there was no escape, and no advancement either way.

Thankfully, Diana of Themyscira is no man. And in one of the most iconic and emotional scenes in the film—one, of course, the studio didn’t believe in but director Patty Jenkins, thankfully, fought for—Diana learns what it is to be Wonder Woman. Try as one might (and trust, I have) it is hard to explain the depths and layers of importance of that moment without speaking to it on a personal level. I’ve gone on a journey with the Wonder Woman film, and I’m not too proud to admit it. Diana’s journey was a layered one, an origin story filled with lessons she needed to learn.

And, as it turned out, there were a few lessons I needed to learn, too.

Alicia Lutes, How Wonder Woman’s No Man’s Land Tells a Radical Story About Trust

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astrangerhere:Gail Simone, professional comic book writer,…

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

astrangerhere:

Gail Simone, professional comic book writer, reduced to fan-girl squee, just like all the rest of us.

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Wonder Woman and Subverting Born Sexy Yesterday

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

blueincandescence:

The awesome born sexy yesterday video is putting that trope on the forefront of everyone’s minds, which is great. Critique away!

I just wanted to point out a few of the ways Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and the writers subvert the worst aspects of the trope.

I’ll try to be as vague as possible but SPOILERS:

1. Diana is not embarrassed by nudity of any kind. Yes, her outfit is revealing. BUT one guess as to who gets naked in this film. Hint: it’s not the person the trope usually applies to.

2. Diana is untouched by a man by virtue of the plot – she’s never even seen one before. But the film makes a point of calling out her knowledge of sex. It even heavily implies that Diana takes charge of her own pleasure, be it via self-pleasure or bisexual/pansexual Diana ftw!

3. Steve is her guide to the outside world, but so is Candy. Steve is her guide to the outside world, but never once is Diana abnormally impressed with his insights or his teaching moments. Ice cream vendor, though? He should be very proud.

4. The born sexy yesterday trope is predicated on the idea that a woman falls in love with the first schlub she sees and worships him. That emphatically does not happen. In fact, it’s a running gag that Steve is trying to convince Diana that he’s above average. Only when he proves it to her – through his kindness and his bravery – does she fall for him.

5. The thing that happens in the middle? Not the “prize” saved for the hero’s reward like it is usually is in the Born Sexy Yesterday trope.

So, yes, Diana is a fish out of water. Yes Gal Gadot is a stunner. But those two elements are not what make born sexy yesterday such an egregious violation of female agency. Wonder Woman does not exist to be taught by a mediocre man who she holds up as god’s gift than for no other reason than that he’s breathing near her.

Instead, she learns and teaches equally in reciprocation with a true partner–aka my favorite feminist fantasy trope.

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