It’s been 75 years since Wonder Woman hit the scene and we are finally welcoming her to the big screen.
As stated on our sneak peek comment sheet, if it took that many years to make THIS movie, then it was worth the wait.
In terms of female ferociousness, Wonder Woman is one of the ultimate girl power movies of all time.
And, with concerns about how the backstory of the amazing Amazon (played perfectly by Gal Gadot) would be told, we can now say that it is one of the best origin stories ever.
Sadly, not everyone is pleased with the display of female empowerment (nor the way our very own Alamo Drafthouse has chosen to celebrate it). Angry about the all female screenings happening in Austin, one very angry man voiced his disdain in a letter to Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
It starts like this:
I hope every man will boycott Austin and do what he can to diminish Austin and to cause damage to the city’s image. The theater that pandered to the sexism typical of women will, I hope, regret it’s decision.
I, for one, am sure the theater chain will not regret it is decision.
He goes on to say he does not hate women, but then refers to them as a second rate gender, making inaccurate statements about female accomplishments in science, sports and combat.
However, if he thought he was going to harm Austin’s image by crafting this sexist statement, it seems he has done just the opposite.
Adler’s response has gone viral due to its (not it is) creative and intelligent approach.
His reply begins:
I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual.
He goes on to school the author on female accomplishments, re-iterates steps to take to avoid cyber hacking and welcomes him to visit Austin in the future, stating that, “Everyone is welcome here, even people like those who wrote that email whose views are an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense.”
You can read both letters in their entirety here.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters nationwide today.
Featured photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures.