thank you pattie!!!!!!!!!!

Watching a super hero movie directed by a woman is like putting glasses on for the first time.

I didn’t realize how much I had to squint through the “male gaze” till suddenly, miraculously, I didn’t have to.

There were absolutely NO eye candy shots of Diana. There were Amazons with ageing skin and crows feet and not ONE of them wore armor that was a glorified corset. When Diana did the superhero landing, her thigh jiggled onscreen.

Did you hear me? HER FUCKING THIGH JIGGLED. Wonder Woman’s thigh jiggled on a 20-foot tall screen in front of everyone.

Because she wasn’t there to make men drool. She wasn’t there to be sexy and alluring and flirt her way to victory, and that means she has big, muscular thighs, and when they absorb the impact of a superhero landing, they jiggle, and.that’s.WONDERFUL.

Thank you, Patty Jenkins, for giving me a movie about a woman, told by a woman,so I can see it through my eyes, not some dude bro who’s there for boobs and butts.

Why I Think Wondertrev Actually Worked

So I just got back from watching Wonder Woman. Before I saw it, I expected to enjoy it, but thought I would also have to sit through an unnecessary romance between Steve Trevor and Diana. However, that didn’t happen. Their relationship was so well done, and so adorable, that I couldn’t help but love it. When I got home and immediately looked up the Wonder Woman tag on tumblr, I noticed a trend. Most people thought they would have to put up with Wondertrev, but left the theatre loving it, and here is why I think that is: their relationship was written by a woman. Think about it. So often we get relationships written by men for men. They’re dominant, masculine, and honestly, kind of toxic. In Wonder Woman, Wondertrev was written for women by a woman. Diana and Steve were shown as equals, and Steve acted how women want men to act-not how men THINK women want them to act. He was kind, encouraging, and he didn’t try to protect her-at least, not once he realized what she was capable of. So often we get powerful women who are shown as weaker than their main love interest, but that didn’t happen here. 

 Anyway, I can’t really put it into words very well, but I loved Wondertrev because it was actually an ideal relationship for women, and not something for men to fantasize about. 

anonymous asked:

Here is something I think a lot of people aren't mentioning in Wonder Woman. Sure, Chief being in the middle of Europe was awesome and the lack of a big explanation is a plus to the film. But how about that they didn't bother to explain the diversity of the Amazons either. Sure maybe it just common sense that Greek islands aren't far from Africa and other places but that didn't stop movies being almost exclusively white for decades.

This movie is a such a blessing tbh I mean it has:

  • Chief, a Native American, in the middle of Europe, no explanation needed and he was actually played by a Native American actor who was allowed to choose his own clothing for an accurate representation (x)
  • Sameer saying he wanted to be an actor but he’s the wrong colour
  • Accurate portrayal of PTSD
  • Chief talking about how white people took everything from his people
  • A diverse group of women portraying the badass Amazon warriors
  • Amazonians of all ages because yeah women after 50 exist even if Hollywood refuses to believe it  
  • Etta mentioning that women were fighting for their right to vote
  • Body-positivity (thigh-jiggle cause female bodies do that sometimes and it’s ok)
  • Not a single moment of Diana or any woman for that matter being hyper-sexualised (thank you Patty Jenkins)
A Thank You Note to Patty Jenkins

This isn’t a review so much as it is a post about how Wonder Woman and Patty Jenkins have changed Hollywood (or at least I believe they have). At this point in time, I’ve watched Wonder Woman twice in the span of 1 week and both times I found myself staring in awe of Gal Gadot (my imaginary wife) and the other Amazons kicking ass like nobody’s business. Though I am a big fan of superhero movies, I am more of a Marvel fan, as the recent DC films have been quite disappointing with the plots being all over the place. Then came Wonder Woman, the first female-centric superhero film in over a decade, which caught my attention. I’ll just say that this is the best DC film I have watched since The Dark Knight Rises. It’s a true origin story that doesn’t get lost in attempting to connect to the larger DCEU, but rather focuses on telling the story of how Diana, Princess of Themyscira, became Wonder Woman.

Now, on to the main reason why I wrote this post. Walking out of the theater, I felt empowered, like if I yelled “shield!” in the middle of the mall, someone would give me a boost so I could spin in the air and shoot arrows at people. As a 17-year-old girl who is a huge fan of superhero films, I have only ever really seen men rule the screen and kill evil aliens and defeat their enemies. Seeing a powerful, kind, compassionate and incredible woman fight for what she belives in, put a smile on my face that will last a lifetime. The genius behind this film and the smile on my face is Patty Jenkins, and I am writing this to thank her. 

A couple days ago, I came across this THR headline:

What I took notice of, along with many others, was the use of the word “gamble” in the headline. Using the word “gamble” made it feel as though Warner Bros. did not BELIEVE in Jenkins. As though the reception and box office of this film was all up to chance, just like in gambling. People took notice of this and pointed it out, recalling other male directors who had similar career paths as Jenkins, who never received this headline. One important example was Colin Trevorrow, who prior to directing Jurassic World, a film which had a budget of $150 million, had only directed the small indie film Safety Not Guaranteed, which had a tiny $750,000 budget in comparison. Articles about Trevorrow highlighted his incredible leap from indie film to iconic blockbuster film, never implying that the success of JW would be up to chance. This makes it seem as though Jenkins is somehow less qualified for the job of helming a big budget superhero film than someone like Trevorrow, when in reality, Jenkins’ $8 million indie film Monster won an Oscar and outdid other male directors’ pre-big budget films.

I brought up the article to say that I don’t think it was a “gamble” hiring Jenkins to direct this film, but rather a choice to do so. It was a CHOICE to produce the first female-centric superhero film in over a decade. It was a CHOICE to hire a talented female storyteller to TELL the story ABOUT a woman FOR women (and men). It was a CHOICE to show the world what women could do, that they were capable of exactly what men are shown as being capable of. 

The release of Wonder Woman has inspired many people all around the world. For the past week, I have seen countless images of little girls dressed as Diana, going to the cinema and posing with posters and cardboard cut-outs. Each time I scroll through my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds, I see celebrities tweeting, posting statuses and pictures, praising Jenkins and Gadot for an excellent, empowering film. And each time I see these pictures, tweets and posts, I can’t help but smile and think “A woman did this. She MADE this.”.

Watching the success of this film brings joy to my heart, knowing that Patty Jenkins, a female director, has changed the game for women, especially for women behind the camera. I believe that the success of Wonder Woman will prove to studios that women are indeed capable of creating successful films, it’s just a matter of believing in them and giving them the opportunity to do so. As a young girl whose dream it is to direct films, I want to thank Patty Jenkins from the bottom of my film-loving heart for bringing this film to life and being the reason behind its success. I know for a fact that you have changed the way Hollywood sees and treats female directors, or at least I know you WILL. I know that because of you and because of this film, female directors will be given more opportunities to tell more stories and to do what they love. Furthermore, the success of Wonder Woman will no doubt inspire young girls to do what they love, regardless of the obstacles they may encounter on their way to success.

So I’ve seen Wonder Woman twice now and I have to say, watching it as a bi woman is truly a mind blowing experience. I mean you’ve got Gal Gadot…you’ve got Chris Pine…you’ve got Gal Gadot eating ice cream in the adorable side bun/hat…you’ve got the island of wlw warriors who would kick my ass…you’ve got Gal Gadot rocking The Dress while also ready to fight (that sword somehow in her back!?!)…like 1000000/10 would highly recommend being bi and watching Wonder Woman. My life is finally looking up now, thank you Patty Jenkins 💗💜💙

ultimateotp  asked:

Comic movies & tv shows are still dealing with the comic book fallout of 80s & early 90s. Buffy ignored all this & why to so many late 90s early 00s Joss "seemed to no wrong". Look up Women in Refrigerators then Gail Simone (one of the terms creators) if you can read some of her Wonder Woman & Birds of Prey comics. She helped revolutionize females in DC comics.

Hi. 

I hope you are doing well.

I appreciate the comic perspective. I don’t know very much about comics, but find them very interesting. I’m still trying to get into them, and haven’t heard of that term before…

Originally posted by theavatar

“Women in Refrigerators: is a website that features a list of female comic book characters who have been injured, killed, or depowered as a plot device within various superhero comic books, and seeks to analyze why these plot devices are used disproportionately on female characters.” (From Wikipedia) 

I googled the term and was a bit shocked to learn so many females have been used purely as a plot device. I guess your could say Gwen Stacy’s death was a plot device too (not to mix Marvel with DC, but I never liked her death). 

I still respect BTVS for the most part. I’m not sure what happened with Joss. Perhaps, he was just reacting to the events that occurred with the comics and had enough foresight to not make similar mistakes with his show. Buffy is still revered as an icon and I’m grateful for her. 

This information provides a new perspective for me as to why Joss did well with Buffy, but would have ruined Diana. I think it was the timing. He dodged the comic book upheaval at the time with Buffy, but based of his WW script, he still adheres to the Women in Refrigerator trope along with other horrible tendencies. 

His Wonder Woman script was jarring compared to the character we saw in Jenkins’ film that has already become very beloved. I believe that Joss’ script seemed to contain the Women in Refrigerator syndrome, since Steve basically became the main character.

Joss’ script also contained:

–Abusive language (also rather excessive use of the word ‘whore’).

–Blatant sexualization of literally everything Diana did. (Her fighting style, her dance she performs, her mentioning her bisexuality so Steve could make a comment that equates to “that’s hot”, her changing into new clothes becomes a drawn out scene so Steve can tell her to turn around while undressed, etc.) 

–Steve was sexist, condescending, and didn’t respect Diana as a warrior or person. He only seemed interested in one thing.  

–His Diana was a mockery of Patty Jenkins’ Diana…From Joss’ script, we don’t even glean much about her as a character, which seems to imply she lacks depth. 

–From what I’ve read, most of the lines were delivered by Steve, while Diana received numerous physical directives (i.e. [the dance is sensual] or [she bites her lip because she finds him charming] etc.) Joss seemed to think her speaking wasn’t as important as her looking ‘sensual’. 

Diana Prince (and us) literally dodged a bullet by not having Joss Whedon direct   Wonder Woman. 

Originally posted by michaelam1978

GO. SEE. WONDER. WOMAN

 IT. IS. INCREDIBLE. I have never been so inspired by a movie. I started crying 5 mins into the movie and then kept crying when I realized that for the first time in my life there was a mainstream superhero movie that featured so many strong, beautiful, bad-assed women (including poc) who were not hyper-sexualized and reduced to an object. My sister and I bawled when the movie finished, mainly because we never thought we would see a movie like this. FINALLY a movie I can show my future daughters that will inspire and strengthen them. There is hope. Keep fighting <3 <3 <3

Why WW is the best film of 2017

Wonder Woman made me realize I wanna get strong, not skinny and I don’t need anyone else -especially not men- to make my dreams come true.
I am so grateful for this film, for Patty, Gal, Chris and every single person who worked hard to make it happen.
I didn’t know how much I needed this movie until I’ve seen it, but know anytime I think about it I feel free, strong and able to do anything.
From a 16 years old girl.