There’s an all-female showing of the new Wonder Woman film (and obviously men on the internet are FURIOUS about it)
Well nobody expected this
I know what you’re thinking. Oh, an all female screening of a female empowerment superhero movie, how fun! What a sweet idea from theatre chain Alamo Drafthouse! It’s new and different!
But this is the internet, where some people are filled with bile and all-consuming hatred, and so that’s not how everyone reacted. In fact, when the theatre made the announcement that an all-girl screening of the film would take place in Austin, Texas to benefit Planned Parenthood, it was instantly labelled “sexist” by the bridge trolls of Twitter.
Alamo Drafthouse planned the gimmick with the best of intentions, and in a fairly innocuous statement they said: “Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz,” the theater said in an announcement for an Austin, Texas, showing that will benefit Planned Parenthood. “And we say ‘Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,’ we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.”
And almost immediately here’s some fool in their mentions saying it violates the Civil Rights Act. I mean just take a look at this stuff.
@drafthouse Er, isn't this kinda inherently sexist? Not to mention the fact that the legality is questionable given the Civil Rights Act…
— Joe Scibelli (@JoeScibelli22) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse If you had a guys only screening of Thor 3 there'd be an uproar and you know it.
— ✭Marc Taylor Swift✭ (@terminalpreppy1) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse I hope someone sues this is discrimination based on sex
— ryan tabatabai (@sirtabatabai) May 25, 2017
What’s next right?! Gentlemen’s only clubs? Man caves? The Tour De France?! Here’s the thing. You could literally just attend a n y o t h e r f u c k i n g s h o w i n g of this film, which by the way, was already been ripped apart and derided and cast aside as a “flop” by the same kind of losers online who say that they just “can’t get into films/novels/TV shows/conversations with a female lead” because they just don’t identify with the main character the way they do with like, Holden Caulfield and Tyler Durden man, you know.
Not that any of that’s hurt the reaction to Wonder Woman so far.
— ferdosa / donna troy (@atomicwick) May 30, 2017
WONDER WOMAN HAS 97% RIGHT NOW IN ROTTEN TOMATOES, SHE DID IT GUYS SHE TRULY DID IT pic.twitter.com/FAmeLEb2WA
— pau (@DlANASTEVE) May 30, 2017
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 30, 2017
But the backlash, albeit pathetic, was strong enough to reach the Alamo Drafthouse creative manager, Morgan Hendrix, who told the Washington Post: “We are very excited to present select, women-only WONDER WOMAN screenings at Alamo Drafthouse. 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.”
— Alamo Drafthouse NYC (@AlamoNYC) May 26, 2017
Then she decided to extend the female only screenings outside of Texas, before adding: “As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters.”
This woman is the petty superhero we all need in our lives.
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