Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman was just released and has already become an instant success. From the feminist focus to the fact that it was directed by female director Patty Jenkins, the Internet can’t seem to stop talking about it.
What’s more, is that a Tumblr user recently spotted a tiny detail in the movie that she says is “like putting glasses on for the first time.”
The discovery has since gone viral, and for a good reason. It’s a reminder to all of us that although Wonder Woman is an all-powerful woman, she is also a real woman, and it’s inspiring people around the world.
Wonder Woman centers around Diana, Princess of the Amazons. She is a trained warrior who leaves her island to save the world after an American crashes on her island and tells her about the ongoing tumultuous World War.
Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman herself and is receiving critical acclaim for the role.
One particular thing that an author on the blog The Creative Words, Powerful Ideas noticed is that there are no “eye candy” shots of Wonder Woman. The author also writes that one specific moment in the film spoke volumes about how Wonder Woman was shown on screen.
The scene in particular that the author refers to is a moment when Wonder Woman’s thigh can be seen jiggling.
The author also noted that watching a superhero movie directed by a woman takes on a completely different meaning and feeling than watching a movie directed by a man.
The author describes the movie as lacking the “male gaze” that most superhero movies take on, explaining that it was almost like looking through a different lens or a new pair of glasses.
“Watching a superhero movie directed by a woman is like putting glasses on for the first time,” the author wrote.
“I didn’t realize how much I had to squint through the “male gaze” till suddenly, miraculously, I didn’t have to,” she continued.
The author explains how happy she was to see a woman portrayed as all that she is. She also explained how happy it made her that the film was not directed in a sexualized way to draw male viewers.
“There were absolutely NO eye candy shots of Diana. There were Amazons with aging skin and crow’s feet, and not ONE of them wore armor that was a glorified corset. When Diana did the superhero landing, her thighs jiggled on screen.”
“Wonder Woman’s thigh jiggled on a 20-foot tall screen in front of everyone,” the author continued.
The author also states how wonderful and meaningful such a minor detail is to women all over the world.
Although the moment in question comes and goes so fast that you’ll probably miss it if you blink, it is certainly a big step for women in action and superhero films.
“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 dudebro who’s there for boobs and butts,” the author finished.
Women around the world cannot be more happy with the way Wonder Woman was portrayed in the film. She is not seen or portrayed as an object but instead as a strong, powerful woman.
The movie is a testament to the fact that times are indeed changing and that superheroes can be a lot more than men and women wearing tights in scenes shot at the perfect angle.
Wonder Woman represents one of the most iconic superheroes in the world, and she shares the spotlight with Superman and Batman regarding recognition. She first appeared in 1941 in the form of an Amazonian comic book. Nowadays, Wonder Woman continues to be popular through its 2017 DC Comics film adaptation. To better understand Wonder Woman's character, we must know more facts about her.
The creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, based the female character on his spouse, Elisabeth Holloway Marston, who worked as a psychologist and an attorney. Together, they worked on Wonder Woman projects, and it is a very interesting fact to know that they are in charge of creating the first prototype of the lie detector test.
Even though it looked like Wonder Woman was wearing a skirt in the earlier issues, she actually wasn't; she wore split pants, which appeared like a skirt, and she wore this for practical purposes and a feminine appearance.
The creator, William Moulton Marston, took inspiration from the Suffragette Movement, and he believed that women should run national and global issues, which in turn would provide a more peaceful world for living. That is why Wonder Woman would capture female villains and send them to the island to be transformed. Her goal was to reform and not kill. The transformation would include returning them to their true feminine nature and bringing peace to the community.
Oftentimes, Wonder Woman uses the famous Lasso of Truth to force people to tell the truth, show obedience, and prove court evidence. However, the Lasso of Truth is based on the invention of the creator and his wife, Marston, and Elizabeth, who created the prototype of the lie detector test, which in turn led to the creation of the Lasso of Truth.
Wonder Woman also has the capacity to absorb power from the Earth, and then she transfers this power to the planet's life force into the destruction of those committing evil anywhere on Earth. Wonder Woman is also the daughter of Zeus, which naturally makes her a demigod and provides her with superpowers.
In order to maintain herself and preserve her body and her powers, Wonder Woman has speeded up healing, which helps her body regenerate in minutes. She is rarely hurt, but when she is, she heals instantly. She got that gift from Demeter, the goddess of the Earth. Her healing also comes from drinking water from the fountain of youth on Paradise Island.
Just like any other superhero, Wonder Woman is no exception, and she also has a secret identity. Aside from a secret identity, she also has a secret history.
As one episode of Wonder Woman reveals, a newspaper editor is truly desperate to find out more about Wonder Woman’s part, so he sends a team of reporters to follow her. Wonder Woman dresses up like a nurse in a hospital. So, her secret identity is that of Diana Prince.