The warrior princess of the Amazons will make her return to the tube this April. No, I am not talking about the never-happening CW TV show Amazon since that project is back in limbo. This spring Wonder Woman serves as a focal point and lead into to a documentary about female superheroes in comic books, television, film and, pop-culture. Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will air at 10 p.m. Friday, April 15th on PBS’s Independent Lens after meeting with rave reviews at its premiere at last years SXSW.
Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, the documentary uses the character’s 1941 debut as a starting point to explore the empowerment movement as seen through the lens of the cape and tights crowd including interviews with those that made WW famous, like Lynda Carter who played her in the classic TV show, as well as feminist figures such as Gloria Steinem and Kathleen Hanna.
Check the trailer out after the jump. (more…)
This documentary from filmmakers Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards has already come to be thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, but now they need a little more help to bring the film to the South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.
Originally titled, The History of the World According to Wonder Woman, the doc, “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.” It features interviews with Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) as well as activists Gloria Steinem and Shelby Knox.
But the real stars of documentary are kick ass ladies like Ripley, Sarah Conner, Buffy Summers, Xena the Warrior Princess and of course, Wonder Women. In this film these iconic characters get to shine and that’s a cause worth supporting.
Check out the trailer below, it really starts at about the 1:15 mark after a message from the filmmakers.
Their Kickstarter campaign has only 23 more days to go, and they’ve raised $8,452 of their $15,000 goal. These funds will be going to, “professionally sound mix and color grade the film and prepare a festival print,” in addition to getting the film to the festival. Even if you only pledge a dollar every bit helps. Of course, if you can pledge more you could receive some cool rewards.
So come on, spread the word, donate if you can, and let’s help get these sexy, ass kickin ladies to the big screen!
Source: DC Women Kicking Ass