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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • 2012
  • US
  • 79 min
  • Directed by: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
  • Cast: Lynda Carter, Jane Espenson, Kathleen Hanna
  • Website: wonderwomendoc.com

Documentary asking the question: why are there so few female action heroes? What we find is that the history of female superheroes is inextricably linked to the history of women’s rights and the feminist movement. A little dry in places and some conclusions we have heard many times before, but are still worth reiterating.

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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

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'Sex and sexual politics have often played a significant part in its mainstream manifestations'

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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

12 Feb 20133 stars

Thought provoking documentary examining female action heroes in popular culture

This documentary posits the question why are there so few female action heroes? It’s a fair point and one that has been raised before and is told here mainly through the history of the most famous female superhero of all time Wonder Woman. Though…

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