Wonder Women!

Wonder Women!

The Untold Story of American Superheroines

DVD - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [Harriman, N.Y.] :, New Day Films,, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen uncensored and censored versions.
ISBN: 9781574481105
Branch Call Number: DVD 305.4209 Wonder 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (56 min.) :,sound, color with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
DVD, 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, stereo, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, all regions, rda


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Jun 14, 2017

The description here is incorrect. Of course they would slap a man's name on a feminist movie. Honestly. Please remove this incorrect, sexist description. The description on IMDB is simply, "The history of fictional female heroes in Western media from Wonder Woman's creation onward" and it is directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Please give credit to the correct people.


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