By the end of this year, there will be some 60 live-action superhero movies based on Marvel or DC characters in existence. Of all those, only a handful are female-led. Prior to this year, Elektra, Catwoman, Supergirl were released and they are all, charitably, terrible. That’s not a knock on female superheroes. Prior to 2007’s
Prior to 2007’s Iron Man, most superhero movies were terrible. But since Iron Man, there have been a lot of great superhero movies, and yet none of them have starred women. Women might be part of the ensemble cast (Black Widow, Gamora), but the fellas have generally held the spotlight.
That changes on June 3, when DC’s Wonder Woman releases. Early buzz on the movie is through the roof, which is a big win for DC, who desperately needed one, a big win for women, who desperately deserve one. To celebrate this evidently rare event, Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas is hosting a women-only screening of
Early buzz on the movie is through the roof, which is a big win for DC, who desperately needed one, a big win for women, who desperately deserve one. To celebrate this evidently rare event, Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas is hosting a women-only screening of Wonder Woman. In fact, not only will it be just women attending, but only women will be working at the theater that evening. Alamo is calling it a “celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created.”
If you’re a woman and would like to see it, and you either live in Austin or don’t mind the road trip, you can buy tickets here.
Reception has been cool on the part of some fellas, who took what sounds like a fun, celebratory idea and turned it into an opportunity to whine about “SJWs” and what-not. That’s to be expected, but it’s a silly take. Hosting a girls-only night for the first major women-led superhero movie since the superhero movie boom kicked off seems like a fun idea.
If you go, let us know what you think.