Wonder Woman gets women-only screening, angering certain men

'Let us know when you have guys-only screenings of Thor, Spider-Man, Star Wars'

Jack Shepherd
Friday 26 May 2017 10:08
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Gadot plays Diana in appealing fashion. For all her strength and prowess, she is an innocent, even comic figure
Gadot plays Diana in appealing fashion. For all her strength and prowess, she is an innocent, even comic figure

With Wonder Woman fast approaching cinemas — and with good first reactions to boot — many fans are growing increasingly excited for the DC film.

The Alamo Drafthouse Austin has decided to host a women-only screening of the superhero adventure, writing on their website: “The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?”

Everyone working at the screening — venue staff, projectionist, culinary team — will also be female, the cinema urging women to “lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created.”

Of course, men have begun complaining about the event, labelling the celebratory event ‘tacky’, ‘against equality’, and questioning whether ‘men’s only screenings’ will become regular.

“Very tacky Alamo,” wrote Allan Dale. “I'm all for equality and having a screening specifically stating it is not inclusive to everyone, is against equality. I'm not saying Alamo did this intentionally, but it is still just wrong.”

“Great, let us know when you have guys-only screenings of Thor, Spider-Man, Star Wars, etc,” commented Mike Canales. “Let's see you walk the walk now that you set this precedence.”

Bradley Lucio noted: “Could you imagine the anger and outrage from the liberal staff of Alamo if Trump held an all male screening at the white house or even if another theatre did an all male screening?”

Thankfully, the Alamo Drafthouse stuck by their screening, writing widely sarcastic replies to each comment, one of the best being: “We've never done showings where you had to be a man to get in, but we *did* show the Entourage movie a few years ago.”

Soon enough, the screening sold out, the cinema announcing that a second woman-only Wonder Woman screening will happen.

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