A documentary called Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will premiere at SXSW this year, and it’s all about girl power. In response to the fact that our society places significantly much more focus on the male superhero, this documentary explores the rise and development of the female superheroine. Powerful women in popular culture are more prominent than they were back in the day when Wonder Woman was pretty much it, and we can expect rates to keep increasing in the coming years. The documentary uses Wonder Woman as the jumping point for powerful women in comics and other media. It actually sounds pretty damn interesting, and I would definitely like to see this at some point.
Check out the trailer below!
Hit the jump for the official synopsis.
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Shelby Knox and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male dominated superhero genre.