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mekare ([personal profile] mekare) wrote in [community profile] shes_awesome2017-07-10 11:30 pm

Discussion: Wonder Woman movie

Is anyone interested in a discussion of this film? I'm guessing by now a lot of people have seen it and so far I get the impression the general reviews have been positive. What do you think? I believe she definitely qualifies as an awesome woman. :-)

Disclaimer: My only knowlegde of the character stems from DC's animated series, I haven't ever read a WW comic but I'm told by more knowledgeable fans the animated series got her essence right.

Some points to talk about:

- portrayal of Amazons
- representation of different kinds of women in general
- Diana as a role model
- fun factor :-)
- portrayal of Steve Trevor and his interactions with Diana
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[personal profile] tielan 2017-07-10 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I think Diana absolutely qualifies as an awesome woman, along with all the Amazons and Etta (although I'm possibly in the minority regarding Etta).

I was really delighted at the feel of the movie - the way it brushed a deft and tactful touch across so many topics that we've seen done ham-handedly in the last decade (from colonialism to racism to sexism), and highlighted the better side of humanity while not sweeping the worse under the carpet.

Have you seen Amanda Weaver's comments about choices they made for clothing Diana and the Amazons? (Mary Sue article including the tweets) I love that the costume designers for the movie took from ancient societies that had women fighters. I'm presently trying to work out how to make the lapped armour in fabric rather than leather/metal!
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[personal profile] cesy 2017-07-11 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Etta is awesome in my view.
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[personal profile] violsva 2017-07-11 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved Etta, and was surprised that I hadn't heard about her on Tumblr before I saw the movie (especially as I follow a lot of femslash people).
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[personal profile] tielan 2017-07-14 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
I saw a few Tumblr posts on my feed, mostly for the 'where I'm from, that's called slavery' line, but I really liked her spunk (yes, spunk) and the way she dealt with all the craziness of Steve's spy life...
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[personal profile] violsva 2017-07-14 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Yes - the way she just dealt with things, like getting a gift bag so she could carry around the sword and shield. And I'm glad that when we saw her providing mission backup she was clearly incredibly competent.
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[personal profile] tielan 2017-07-14 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
She's a spy's secretary in the middle of a war, dealing with all the shit he leaves to her (getting suitable clothing for Diana so she doesn't cause a riot but can still fight? That's a job and a half in itself) and in spite of all the stuff she faces, she's still got such spirit - and probably a great deal of street smarts in everyday London, which Diana would certainly have needed after the war.
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[personal profile] minoanmiss 2017-07-11 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
Does rolling around on the floor weeping in delight count as a coherent contribution to the conversation? A month and three viewings later that's still pretty much all I've got. :)
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[personal profile] cesy 2017-07-11 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Diana is indeed awesome.