I did not at first realise what an emotional experience this film would be, but FUCK ME on watching the first few scenes I felt the tears spring forth like fucking fountains of glory.
It was seeing all those strong women on screen, those incredible women, unsexualised and with agency of their own, that completely undid me and I didn’t stop weeping until the film was over.
So here is a list of 15 reasons why Wonder Woman was the best damn film of this year:
The Amazons will have you wanting to take on the patriarchy with a bow and arrow in 10 seconds flat. A society of women, who love and support one another. A mother-daughter relationship unspoilt by ‘female jealousy’. LESBIAN ISLAND (also I am gay for every single Amazon ever.)
The soundtrack will take you from 0 to I-wanna-punch-a-nazi really quickly.
I’m not really one for heterosexual white guys in films, but Steve Trevor is a good and brave soul and never, not once, does he treat Diana as his inferior. From the moment she rescues him from the sea he treats her as an equal and respects her and supports her. AND THIS IS WHY SHE LOVES HIM.
Diana listens to no man. Not even the man she is romantically involved with. When he tells her not to get involved, out of his fear she will be hurt, she fucking gets involved anyway. In fact, the whole film can be boiled down to Steve going; ‘Stay here.’ and Diana going; ‘Fuck that.’
Wonder Woman is canonically bisexual.
It might be because I’m a slut for history but Diana calling out WWI generals on their old world Victorian values made my Fucking Day. ‘A real general fights alongside their soldiers.’ Queen of my heart.
Diana asking why women would want to hold their tummies in. We don’t Diana thank you for asking, bc tummies are beautiful.
Everyone telling Diana she can’t save everyone, to which she responds, ‘Watch me.’
Steve saying, ‘It’s no man’s land, no man can cross it.’ and Diana, the fucking icon that is, going ‘I am no man.’ (it’s in subtext) And the costume!?? Fuck me. No seriously, fuck me.
There is a Moroccan and a Native American character, the Moroccan character highlights racial issues that stop him reaching his dreams and the Native American character calls out white Americans on their genocide of his people. (having diversity in a film set in 1918 just sticks a big ol’ middle finger up to any film who has said ‘diversity isn’t historically accurate’)
There is also a character with an invisible disability; Charlie has, one presumes, PTSD and not only does this highlight and give representation to people with mental illness, but the other male characters genuinely care for his emotional wellbeing. Men emotionally supporting other men! Men showing their emotions!! Men caring for one another tenderly!!!!
None of these characters die. Only the het white guy dies, in a nice twist on the ‘female love interest dies to give het white male lead Angst’ trope.
Humans aren’t good, we don’t deserve Diana (damn right we don’t) but we have goodness in us and it’s a choice!!
‘I believe in Love.’
War is a white old guy, and Diana destroys him. The overwhelming message of this movie is peace and love and in this shitshow we call the modern world, we need more movies with this message.
OH WAIT I FORGOT ONE!!! ‘Men are unnecessary for pleasure.’ !!!!!!!
Does anyone else ever just think about how we’ve kinda just watched Dan and Phil grow up so much and we’ve grown with them and how they’ve become such a huge part of our lives that we’re happy when they’re happy or we’re sad when they’re sad? And someday they’ll be gone and all I can do is thank them so much because they’ve helped me more than they’ll ever know. They’ve stopped me from doing so many stupid things and I’ll never be able to give them a proper thank you. They’ve done so many great things for this world. They’ve become so mature and important. They’re doing great things in life. I believe they’re truly happy. I think about this a lot.
I know I’m a little late but… I was fortunate enough to see Markipliers You’re Welcome Tour and it was phenomenal. For a few years now, Mark has been a giant inspiration to me. He’s helped me through some of the toughest situations and darkest days. He makes me believe in myself and others and I can never thank him enough for helping me so much. I’m so proud of this show and all the hard work everyone put into it. I never thought I’d be in the same city as Mark, let alone the same building along with Ethan, Tyler, Wade, and Bob. It’s truly been a dream come true to see you all, and hopefully it’s not the only time.