Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Movie Trailer: "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"

Pretty neat trailer hitting the internet today for a documentary by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan that dives into the impact that female superheroes have had not only on women in modern movies, but just on women in general.


The film obviously puts its main focus on Wonder Woman herself, as the original heroine, but also explores the future generations that grew up having her as a role model.


It looks like a really fascinating watch actually, with some great information on the subject. I know there have been struggles recently trying to get a modern Wonder Woman movie up and going, but even if the specific character struggles to find an audience, I know everyone can appreciate the likes of Linda Hamilton in  the Terminator series and Sigourney Weaver in Aliens - surely two women/characters who were at one point inspired by these comic book heroines themselves.


Check out the trailer and official synopsis for the documentary after the break. This film is schedule to premier later next month at the SXSW Film Festival.




And here's that synopsis:
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. 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, Shelby Knox and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male dominated superhero genre.