Wonder Woman Comes to Community Cinema

March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

Wonder Woman (TV series)

New Mexico PBS is hosting a free public screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Wednesday, 3/27, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque. This Independent Lens feature traces the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman.

I am super excited to go to this. I LOVED the TV series with Lynda Carter. I was the lonely only child always looking for someone in the neighborhood to play with me. But if one of the neighbor kids came by and asked me to come out and play during an airing of Wonder Woman, forget about it. Catch y’all later, I’d say.

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, displaying her a...

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, displaying her ability to deflect bullets using her bracelets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a teenager, watching Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and her pure, strong femininity made me feel like it was okay to wear flattering tops and necklaces and colorful dresses. With all the conflicting societal messages I felt bombarded with as a girl, it was a relief to be able to embrace and flaunt my femaleness instead of fear and hide it.

The Wonder Women! screening at the Kimo Theater will be followed by an interactive discussion, and costumes are encouraged. Why don’t I have my Wonder Woman costume together yet?!

What is your favorite Wonder Woman incarnation: the 1970’s TV show, the 2009 animated feature, the Wonder Woman: Odyssey graphic novel, the recent DC comics reboot? Will anybody ever be able to follow in Lynda Carter’s footsteps??

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