Monday, December 9, 2013

Hollywood Did It Again

Does this look like someone who's been forged on the battlefield?
Well, they've cast the new Wonder Woman for the upcoming "Batman and Superman" movie directed by Zack Snyder and she is Gal Gadot from the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise.  All I can say is - I hope that they're going to put her through a massive strength and hypertrophic training program for the next few months until they start filming because  I'm not going to lie - there is no way someone so scrawny was raised a warrior princess by Amazons.  

Now, no disrespect to the actress - this is directed at the director, the producers, and frankly, society as a whole.  What is it with audiences that they are afraid of seeing an athletic, and therefore a muscular woman?  She doesn't need to look like an "Oxygen" magazine cover model, but she should look like she can flip a car, press a 200lb criminal overhead, and jump a 10ft wall.  This is not to say she isn't strong (although based on every picture I've seen of her since the announcement, I'd have to see it to believe it), but she's supposed to look the part... it's a movie.  

Again, I'm hoping that the decision makers on this movie have every intention of having her physically transform - and this may be more likely than we think based on Snyder's history ("300", and "Man of Steel") where he took the lead actors and made them undergo months of physical training to become the characters that they were representing.  But these were all men - and Hollywood's propensity for double-standards is far from a new development.

I'm hoping that 6 months from now I'm happily eating my words - but I'm not getting the cutlery out just yet.

~Guy

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