hi! this is my first blog post on bloomsteps, exciting!!! calm down, don't get all weird...let's begin.
i was wholly unprepared for wonder woman. since getting rid of cable, my access to movie trailer commercials (the only acceptable kind of mid-show interruption) was way diminished. but topics that focus on powerful women doing groundbreaking things (when aren't we though?) usually never miss my attention. i VERY quickly got VERY excited for my trip to the movie theater. in preparation, i stalked gal gadot haaard and read lots of articles about all the ways wonder woman promoted girl power.
soon enough, it was my time. last night to be exact. wow! i went along for the ride and had the best time. moments of pure joy, the powerful kind that come over you all of a sudden and result in a wide grin and wiggly happiness. moments of awe at how solid someone's inner thighs need to be to bend backwards during a sword fight while gripping on to a moving horse. moments of realization that we haven't had such an outwardly strong depiction of female superhero power in a movie before. and, only a few moments of yawning (it was, in fact, a school night).
wonder woman is most definitely a superhero action movie. it follows the story arc that they all do and covers similar themes: good vs. evil, discovering your inner-power, threats of defeat and self-doubt, romantic interests, etc. but wonder woman is more than just a conventional superhero movie because it is a female centric, lady kickassery experience. i mean diana (aka wonder woman) was raised on an island inhabited by ALL WARRIOR WOMEN. otherwise known as my ladies only book club on a diet of caffeine, protein and self-defense classes. hi-ya! i loved all the strong goddesses practicing their fighting skills, wonder woman freaking out over a baby (we are allowed to be all things, fighter and baby crazy) and a creepy poisonous female villain. lady equality in good AND evil.
this quote from a recent article in the la times packs such a punch:
i think strong, funny, interesting (insert other empowering adjectives) women in culture can give us so much life. they pick us up when we need them. art inspires and who better to inspire how we live as fierce females than a modern reincarnation of wonder woman? like so many others, gal gadot is my new lady crush inspiration (that accent!) and wonder woman worship is my new go-to when i need some oomph.