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Watching a super hero movie directed by a woman is like putting glasses on for the first time.

I didn’t realize how much I had to squint through the “male gaze” till suddenly, miraculously, I didn’t have to.

There were absolutely NO eye candy shots of Diana. There were Amazons with ageing skin and crows feet and not ONE of them wore armor that was a glorified corset. When Diana did the superhero landing, her thigh jiggled onscreen.

Did you hear me? HER FUCKING THIGH JIGGLED. Wonder Woman’s thigh jiggled on a 20-foot tall screen in front of everyone.

Because she wasn’t there to make men drool. She wasn’t there to be sexy and alluring and flirt her way to victory, and that means she has big, muscular thighs, and when they absorb the impact of a superhero landing, they jiggle, and.that’s.WONDERFUL.

Thank you, Patty Jenkins, for giving me a movie about a woman, told by a woman,so I can see it through my eyes, not some dude bro who’s there for boobs and butts.

Literally, okay, I have to just

I was so uncomfortable in some parts of the movie, like for instance when she had to go through the rotating door and was a dork about it and I couldn’t figure out WHY and when she was so assertive and kept getting in the men’s faces and I just felt so mortified and scared????

and then I realized it’s because I’d never gotten to see a woman be rash and loud without being punished for it, or made into “the bad girl” or humiliated, or whatever, before this movie. We aren’t allowed to be the naive, strongheaded, heroic ones. We don’t get to do silly things on screen without being turned into a cute joke. And I was just waiting for it. For the whole movie. And it never came.

They never made her seem stupid just because she didn’t understand modern things and they never made her seem weak for it or have her need saving or anything just because she got into sticky situations. Every time she “stepped out of line” or made a mistake, we knew she could take literally anyone in the room.

Anyway the point is I want to watch this movie a hundred times until I don’t cringe anymore every time Diana is in a room full of men being shot down or undervalued or does something socially unacceptable because she’s perfect and strong and I want to be her when I grow up. 

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