- Apr 1, 2009
Eh, I'd like a Wonder Woman film to be in good taste. Such a thing can't be guaranteed with Tarantino.
What you need to understand though is that her appearance was viewed, and presented, as being counter-culture. When she sees womens clothing of the time after leaving Amazonia, she remarks that while good looking, it would feel constraining, even outside of combat or such things. The bondage stuff, however, is a completely different matter. This actually ties to his theories, which remark that bondage can be a conduit towards mutual respect and elevation of the female role. Sure, it sounds really kinky and messed up, but if you read some of his theories you can see where he is coming from. Look past the modern stigma of bondage being sexual and you can see he's not implying we should tie up all women (in fact, he's more saying the opposite, but theres a lot more to the argument than that).Panda Mania said:Yeah, it's depressing. I highly doubt the art will change though...we just couldn't make a female superhero movie without at least some spandex-cleavage!dastardly said:Eh, I didn't mind the costume change.MovieBob said:All The World Is Waiting
This week, Bob looks at the origins of our favorite Amazonian.
The original idea of women's empowerment, at least through Marston's presentation, reads more like male wish fulfillment that pays lip service to women's rights. Basically, wrap the story around how women can be strong and cast of chains and blah blah blah... and use that as an excuse to put some eye candy in there for the dudes. An island full of (exclusively) beautiful women untouched by men? Loads of bondage? A superhero built out of legs and cleavage?
I really don't think comics have found the balance between presenting a woman's independent sexuality as power... and just exploiting the sexuality of women with superpowers. Just because a woman's boobs are the source of her power over us as men doesn't mean that they're the rightful symbol of her strength.
(Don't get me wrong. I like boobs. But I also understand wanting to match Wonder Woman's appearance to her alleged ideals.
That would be a dangerous move, though, by all regards. While Taliban treatment is indeed radical muslim, it is still part of a religion. Burkas are worn by muslim women all around the world, supressed or otherwise. To have wonder woman attack the Taliban on grounds of abuse of women, well, it could be done, but it would be a very very dangerous line to walk, because if just one line or image was out of place, it could look like an attack on Muslims, and the Taliban are muslim radicals in the same way the KKK are christian radicals. They're nuts. So going after a religion where the average muslim, like the average christian, is a normal, nice human being stereotyped by their worst counterparts would be a bad move in general.HentMas said:Is it just me or bob just changed "THE BIG PICTURE" for "THE BIG OPPINION ON COMICS AND MOVIES ABOUT THEM... and the geeks who love them" With BOOOOOB CHIPMAAAAAN!!!!! *aplause*
anyway, if there is ever a reboot of this material, hell, i think it would work even more right now than before, seing the "Taliban" treatment on women and its customs, making them the perfect scapegoat (and a common humanity villian) and putting "USA" in the high ground.