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Thursday, May 10, 2012

SIFF Sighting: WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES (Documentary, USA)

How many of your superheroes are women? A few at least (I hope)?

Now, stop to consider this: none of them may exist today had it not been for the creation of Wonder Woman by DC Comics in the 1940s.

Sure, she was voluptuous. And yes, undeniably sexy—but she also kick-started the feminist movement a few decades before it really came to life.

In this touching and enlightening documentary from Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, various female icons weigh in on the importance of this fictional character, and how far our society has come by way of gender equality since then.

Activist Gloria Steinem,  rock star Kathleen Hanna and Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, all share their memories and experiences of our changing world as we hear about the progress made by the stories of modern-day superheroines.

While many may minimize the impact of pop culture on society as a whole, films like this remind us why role models—even fictional ones—are so important.


WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES will screen over Memorial Day weekend at the 38th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. For tickets, visit the SIFF website.

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