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A documentary that takes a look at female comic book characters, specifically Wonder Woman, and its effects it had on society and the women's liberation movement. Set to premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival, the movie comes from filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Watch the trailer, above.
From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women’s liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
starring Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, Gail Simone, George Perez, Trina Robbins, Fingeroth, Shelby Knox, Jennifer K. Stuller
release date March 9-18, 2012 (SXSW Film Festival, Austin TX)