Wonder Woman: Outrage over a 'all-women' screening in Austin, Texas

FP Staff

May,27 2017 13:49 45 IST

The first female superhero film in a long time will make its debut in cinemas on 2 June as the Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot will hit the screens.

Woman Woman. Image courtesy: Firstpost

Woman Woman.
Image courtesy: Firstpost

For people around the world, and in the USA (where the film was conceived and made) it is a time for celebration.

Here's a story about a woman superhero, with a very feminist background and the film is made by a woman (Monster helmer Patty Jenkins).

So much so that this one theater chain, Alamo Drafthouse (in Austin, Texas) has reserved two shows for only women, on 6 June.

"The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate?" organisers said.

The post on the Alamo's website read: "Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say 'People Who Identify As Women Only', we mean it. Everyone working at this screening - venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team - will be female. So lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created."

This open declaration of feminism obviously didn't sit well many people.

Here are some twitter reactions to the announcement:

Here's a look at the Facebook reactions:
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Published Date: May 27, 2017 13:49 PM | Updated Date: May 27, 2017 13:49 PM