Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman actress who portrayed Diana Prince in the Wonder Woman television series from 1975 to 1979, has taken to social media to respond to James Cameron’s recent comments on the Amazonian Princess.
Cameron sparked controversy last month headlines last month when he condemned the DC Extended Universe’s first female-led installment for showcasing the Amazonian Princess’s beauty as one of her strengths, going as far to say that the film was objectifying the character. His claims sparked controversy online, igniting fury within the DC fan community but that didn’t stop the director as he doubled down on his position this week, going as far to call Gal Gadot an objectified icon and claim Wonder Woman was not a groundbreaking film.
In Carter’s Facebook post, she demands that Cameron stop insulting both the character and Patty Jenkins who directed the recent Wonder Woman film. You can check out her post below.
For the record, Wonder Woman currently ranks as the fifth highest grossing superhero film of all time at the domestic box office with $412 million, placing behind The Dark Knight Rises ($448 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459 million), The Dark Knight ($534 million), and Marvel’s The Avengers ($623 million). The film also ranks as the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film domestically ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at $330.3 million, Suidice Squad at $325.1 million, and Man of Steel at $291 million.
Wonder Woman itself is a major step forward for representation in the entertainment industry. Not only is the DCEU’s first female-led installment is also the second highest-grossing film of 2017 domestically, behind Beauty and the Beast‘s $503.5 million. Not only did director Patty Jenkins manage to set the record for the highest domestic opening weekend for a film directed by a woman in history, she has also gone on to set the record for the highest grossing female-directed film of all time sans a male co-director over Kung Fu Panda 2‘s global take of $665.7 million. Jenkins crafted a feminist film that will inspire young women for generations to come but also reached and resonated with a male audience at the same time, helping push the DCEU past the $3 billion mark at the global box office.
Wonder Woman is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.