Embarrassing fandom confession
I … don’t really care about Wonder Woman.
I mean, I think she needs a movie yesterday, and I’ll probably see it when it comes out, but I just can’t click with the character.
It’s mostly the costume. Like, she’s meant to be this figure of pseudo-Greek myth, but her costume owes more to the American flag, and that’s meant to represent freedom? Why would she ally herself with the USA when that’s in no way her heritage? It makes me uncomfortable.
Likewise, I’m a bit side eye about how she’s never even fancast with actresses of Greek heritage (under-represented ethnic minorities in Australian media: people of Mediterranean descent) and is always drawn as a warm-skinned, blue-eyed, all-American type of girl.
These things don’t bug me with Steve Rogers or Clark Kent because they were raised in the US and are products of that culture. Wonder Woman shouldn’t be.
BASICALLY, I’d be here for a reboot or interpretation that isn’t All About The United States. If that exists, please point me in its direction.