An all-female screening of Wonder Woman sounds like a fun marketing technique. But Jezebel decided to make the promo sound like it was a key role in the pro-choice feminist stand.
The Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, Texas, received backlash from the public after announcing an all-female screening of Wonder Woman. According to Jezebel, the all female screening meant that “not just the audience, but the projectionists, chefs and theater staff, will be all female or those who identify as such.” And when the outcry got out of hand, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix told The Washington Post that “providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right.”
So both the moviehouse and the website turned this movie into a feminist statement, to the extent that they did not give men the option to attend this screening. For a group that is clamoring for equality, there seems to be a double standard.
But that’s not all. The screening was set to send all of its proceeds to Planned Parenthood. This fact was not mentioned in the major part of the article, but revealed like a bombshell towards the end, only adding to the extreme feminist appeal.
Jezebel contributor Lauren Evans even added to the pro-choice message by complaining that men were “responsible for dictating our abortion laws.” The argument presented in Jezebel boils down to this: since men dictate abortion laws, they should not complain when a company does an all-female screening to support Planned Parenthood.
This message seems a bit out of place, since Gal Gadot, mentioned at least twice in the article as the star of Wonder Woman, has described being pregnant as her superpower, especially on Instagram. In her interview with Entertainment Tonight, aired yesterday, the actress admitted that she filmed some of her scenes while pregnant, and recently gave birth to her child a few months ago. But Jezebel will ignore this fact, of course, because why wouldn’t Wonder Woman and all that surrounds the film be feminist?