Lynda Carter has had sufficient of James Cameron harping on “Wonder Woman.”
On Thursday, the actress and unique Wonder Woman posted to Facebook concerning the “Avatar” director, telling him to “STOP dissing” Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” movie.
“You poor soul,” Carter wrote. “Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women ― we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised.”
She persevered: “This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron ― because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So ― STOP IT.”
Cameron got here beneath fireplace again in August when he known as the record-breaking film “a step backwards.”
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!” he instructed The Guardian.
Naturally, other folks on Twitter had a couple of issues to mention to Cameron, as did “Wonder Woman” director Jenkins.
“James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman,” Jenkins wrote on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Cameron stood through his feedback and elaborated on them in an interview revealed through The Hollywood Reporter.
“I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground,” Cameron mentioned of Gadot, echoing his previous feedback. “They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the ’60s. It was all in a context of talking about why Sarah Connor — what Lynda created in 1991 — was, if not ahead of its time, at least a breakthrough in its time. I don’t think it was really ahead of its time because we’re still not [giving women these types of roles].”
“So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, ‘letting’ a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn’t think there was anything groundbreaking in ‘Wonder Woman,’” the director mentioned, sooner than noting, “I thought it was a good film. Period.”
Despite Cameron’s debatable ideas at the movie, audiences cherished it ― “Wonder Woman” is the highest-grossing motion movie ever directed through a girl.
And, as Jenkins famous, “the massive female audience who made the film [the] hit it is can surely choose and judge their own icons of progress.”