Insecure Men Complain About All-Female Wonder Woman Screenings, Alamo Drafthouse Responds Perfectly
One of the greatest comic book heroes of all time, Wonder Woman, is finally helming a major motion picture after 8 decades. The Alamo Drafthouse theater celebrated this huge milestone for the character and her fans by holding select screenings, exclusively for women and girls.
Sadly - and even worse, predictably - there were rumblings from the sort of strange, creepy men, who are perpetually looking for reasons to feel aggrieved.
Alamo Drafthouse first announced the female-only screening on their website, with a celebratory announcement of a night by women, for women:
The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?
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.
It's an uplifting message, one that's timely and heartwarming for several reasons. So, the idiots immediately pounced on social media. Take this gem from Twitter:
"I hope someone sues this is discrimination based on sex"
From there things continued to Alamo Drafthouse's Facebook page, with interactions between customers and staff.
There is nothing more sad than a group of powerful people, who are used to a world that unfairly revolves around them, being angered by an event celebrating something other than them. Especially something as very unattainable to these angry men, as smart, fun, heroic women. So, the Alamo Drafthouse looked at both sides and made a decision I applaud wholeheartedly.
First, the Alamo Drafthouse Austin added screenings. Then, the Brooklyn branch decided to settle the matter once and for all: they, too, announced women-only screenings. They will happen, a few angry men will doubtless vent about it on 4Chan, and life will go on.
As for me, I can't wait to see Wonder Woman, a movie that gets more exciting with each newly released footage and production still, and the increasing flow of glowing reviews.