Wonder Women! : the untold story of American superheroines

by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (Director)

Other authorsGloria Steinem (Interviewee (Expression)), Trina Robbins (Interviewee (Expression)), Jane Espenson (Interviewee (Expression)), Gail Simone (Interviewee. (Expression)), Andy Mangels (Interviewee (Expression)), Sylvia Roberts (Animator.), Lindsay Wagner (Interviewee (Expression)), Kathleen Hanna (Interviewee.), Gabriel Miller (Director Of Photography.), Lynda Carter (Interviewee (Expression)), Mike Madrid (Interviewee (Expression))8 more, Jennifer K. Stuller (Interviewee (Expression)), Kelcey Edwards (Film Producer.), Shelby Knox (Interviewee (Expression)), Jimmy LaValle (Composer (Expression)), Carla Gutierrez (Editor Of Moving Image Work.), Erin Prather Stafford (Film Producer.), Melanie Vi Levy (Editor Of Moving Image Work.), Al Kisuhara Silver (Singer.)
DVD, 2012




[Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films, [2012] 54 minutes


A nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about strong and healthy women. Wonder Women! reveals the complicated negotiations girls and women face as they attempt to achieve confidence, strength, and agency in a society often at odds with those goals. Yet it also inspires through its evocative images, upbeat soundtrack, and richly contextualized history of American superheroines -- including the everyday wonder women and action girls in our midst. The film goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.… (more)



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