Apparently James Cameron didn’t think slamming ‘Wonder Woman’ for Being too Hot was dumb enough or that the movie wasn’t politicized enough, he came back for more. So much for learning from your mistakes.
I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the ’60s.
That’s Raquel Welch.
It was all in a context of talking about why Sarah Connor — what Linda created in 1991 — was, if not ahead of its time, at least a breakthrough in its time. Linda looked great. She wasn’t there to be liked or ogled, but she was central, and the audience loved her by the end of the film.
Linda being Linda Hamilton, who James Cameron doesn’t feel he’s been given enough feminist street cred for casting her in the Terminator movies:
So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, ‘letting’ a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn’t think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman.
Okay. Maybe the aim of Wonder Woman wasn’t to be groundbreaking in its casting. Maybe the aim of Wonder Woman was to be a female superhero film which didn’t suck from start to finish. Comparing Sarah Connor in Terminator to Diana Prince in Wonder Woman is like comparing Amy Schumer in the Leather Special to Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad. Different strokes for different folks. And so on and so on and give me a barf bag.
Notice also how James Cameron can’t help but focus on the lead’s looks. Apparently one cannot be fire-alarm triggering hot and be progressive. Perhaps he’s taken that opinion from recent feminist sightings. Man the harpoons.
So whatever you say there, Slappy. You can complain as much as you want. We’re all just going to gaze adoringly at Gal Gadot.
But truth be told, this whole post is really just an excuse to post the video of Aaron the Intern wearing a skirt.