Is Wonder Woman Only For Women? America Says No!

As many of you know, Wonder Woman releases across theatres in India and the US this week. While exclusive screenings for women are common in our country, for the first time, a theatre in Texas has opened shows only for women. Movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse decided to have three exclusive screenings for the female audience, among 70 shows, and the Americans are not too happy about it. While they haven’t been happy about much since Election Day, this one takes the cake! Men were outraged that they were not allowed in these screenings, stating it as a violation of their civil rights. Let’s look closely at what happened.

Many movie theatres across India have movie screenings just for women. It can be a place of exclusivity, an experience with your gal pals, or simply a safe zone away from the eyes of leering men. This practice is however unheard of in the US. But when Wonder Woman came along – the first female superhero to have her own movieAlamo Drafthouse felt that women-only screenings would be a good way to reach out to the female audience. Which kinda worked! Women across the country are excited to see Gal Gadot in action, and what’s better? This movie is piped to be better than all the male hero movies in the franchise.

Exclusive for women - BookMyShow

While women in America rejoiced, the men were not too happy about the situation. It was kind of like the opposite of the election results. They stated that the move was sexist, and protested against the screenings. One of them was so despondent, he filed an official report with the New York City Human Rights Commission, and if that wasn’t enough, he appeared on television to voice his opinion.

As the protests grew, Alamo Drafthouse put out an official tweet claiming that they did not intend to cause any kind of uproar. A film directed by a woman, starring a woman, would naturally have a large female audience, and the idea was to bring that audience together. Despite hurting several male egos, the theatre has decided to continue with its women-only screenings as of now. The shows are also being sold out quickly.

Wonder Woman backlash - BookMyShow

Meanwhile, in India, you can catch the movie with your male and female friends, as no exclusive screenings have been scheduled yet. Book your tickets here!

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  1. TrialAndError

    June 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Woah! Guess you put some effort into writing that. Here goes:

    1. the first female superhero to have her own movie – no she isn't. Among others there was Supergirl (1984) starring Faye Dunaway and Peter O Toole; there was Elektra (2005) with Jennifer Garner, and of course there was the epic Catwoman (2004). It's a different matter that all of them were bad movies, but if you know your comics, these were big movie adaptations of big characters. This is probably the first female superhero movie with a budget to rival any other superhero movie, but that's not your claim. Incidentally the link you provided doesn't support your claim either.

    2. This movie is piped to be better than all the male hero movies in the franchise True but then the other DCEU movies were bad. Poor benchmarking. For the record I think it will be a better movie than most superhero movies, DCEU or MCU.

    3. Just asking: Why does something gender-exclusive against women hurt women's sentiments, but something gender exclusive against men hurt their egos? Also, "all other male hero movies in the franchise" – the point being?

    I think it's going to be a great movie. I'm a DC fan, and ever since Marvel has been kicking ass, I've waited for DC to catch up. BvS failed, SS failed. I'm banking heavily on WW to do it. It's got a wonderful premise, big money behind it and is based on a character that is critical in the DC Universe. Childish I know. But there you go.


    June 2, 2017 at 11:23 am




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