I got the honor to participate in @jojofanzine (which is an awesome project btw thanks for having me!) a while back so I drew as many best girls as possible from Jojo which is hard bc all the girls are best girls.
I feel like we don’t talk enough about the fact that Amy Adams is 41 and Henry Cavill is 33. A male superhero has a female love interest who is significantly older than him. We NEVER get to see that. What a time to be alive.
I’ll have more to to say about this when I finish up my third (lol) viewing of Wonder Woman tomorrow morning, but I have to say that my absolute favorite thing about Wonder Woman - and the DCEU as a whole - is this idea of goodness and heroism being a choice. I don’t want heroes who take goodness for granted. I don’t want heroes who I’m just supposed to accept as being good because narrative tells me they’re “the good guys.”
Because you know what?
Goodness is hard. Love and hope and kindness don’t come easily or naturally - in general - and especially when faced just how fucking hard and cruel this world is. So what I love especially about the DCEU is the fact that they show us this - they show us heroes who struggle withthe weight of just how shitty this world is, how cruel people can be…and choosing to be good anyway.
That - to me - is what makes them truly heroic. Choosing to believe in love and hope and the goodness of men despite everything in your life, everything before you that shows you and tells you the exact opposite. Superman chose to protect a world that was suspicious of him, at best, and reviled him, at worst. Batman chose to once again believe that men could be good even though twenty years in Gotham made him feel as though no one could stay good.
Wonder Woman chose love - chose to believe in the power of love - even when it was lost to her.