The League of Extremely Nostalgic

Welcome to the League! Speak GEEK and enter!
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Lawson



Posts : 99
Join date : 2013-04-14

PostSubject: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines   Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:11 am

This aired last night on "Independent Lens" on PBS.

Americans, check your local listings for rerun dates and times. It was interesting.


Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and produced by Kelcey Edwards.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

Female superheroes, warrior princesses and other icons of women's empowerment in pop culture owe their existence to Wonder Woman — the unlikely brainchild of a Harvard-trained pop psychologist. From Wonder Woman’s original, radical World War II presence, to her uninspiring 1960s incarnation as a fashion boutique owner, to her dramatic resurrection by feminist Gloria Steinem and the women of Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman’s legacy continues today.

Wonder Women! explores the nation’s long-term love affair with comic book superheroes and raises questions about the possibilities and contradictions of heroines within the genre. The film goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, comic writers and artists and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

Exploring how our highly visual culture places more emphasis on the appearance of girls and women rather than on their deeds, Wonder Women! urges women to claim the action genre — and media in general — as their own, if they want to change how they are represented.

Wonder Women! harnesses the voices of literary critics, women writers, classicists, philosophers, impersonators, collectors, feminists and fanatics to explore the notions of “heroism” and “power.”
Back to top Go down
Joe Lee
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1186
Join date : 2012-09-13

PostSubject: Re: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines   Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:12 pm

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for it too. Sounds interesting.
Back to top Go down
http://gregjollydesign.blogspot.com/
 
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» "Phantom: The Untold Story" -- Susan Kay stage play in Japan
» Women frustrate the hell out of me: Butler
» James Haggerty-Contemporary American Potter
» Who women marry...
» Are you American or Japanese? [Girls ONLY]

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The League of Extremely Nostalgic :: movies, tv, cartoons, video games, kaiju-
Jump to: