Just when you think that there can’t be any more stupid political takes about Wonder Woman (see Hillary Shamelessly Compares Herself to Wonder Woman. Yes, Really… and Of Course! Angry Liberal Film Critics are Upset ‘Wonder Woman’ isn’t Feminist Enough), here comes James Cameron asking us to hold his Chardonnay.
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
So, Wonder Woman was so attractive it was problematic? Come on, Jim.
Sarah Connor was never a “beauty icon” because James wrote her that way. Wonder Woman, on the other hand, was always smoking hot with a lasso and short shorts. Besides, even with her runway model good looks, she’s kicking butt all the same. In fact, Wonder Woman kicks more butt.
Sarah Connor made lots of pouty faces and did pull-ups. But, when the caca hit the fan, she was left cowering behind a giant metal Austrian dude. Wonder Woman? She’s a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man.
Also, since when do feminists have to be uggos? I thought the whole idea was for people to STOP judging women by their looks. That seems awfully exclusionary. I suppose if Gal Gadot ever wants to be taken seriously, she’ll have to dye her hair green, stop shaving her pits, and pack on fifty pounds. Actually, to be safe, better make it one hundred pounds.
Funnily, Jimbo accidentally pointed out an oft-neglected truth. The left incessantly whines about the lack of strong female characters in film. Yet, as James Cameron inadvertently demonstrated, they’ve already existed. For over thirty years. Sarah Connor. Ripley from Alien. Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. All movie badasses. All organically created characters with no political undertones.
Face it lefties, the strong lady characters have been getting in on the action since forever. Some are hot. Some are not. Makes no difference. Your entire argument is moot.