Lynda Carter – the woman who played the original Wonder Woman in the TV series from the 1970’s – has a message for James Cameron and it’s in defense of the summer smash hit. As CI readers know, James Cameron recently criticized the film, arguing that it wasn’t as groundbreaking as the Hollywood elite likes to pretend.
Now, Carter, who played Diana in the TV Series, Wonder Woman, from 1975 until 1979, is coming out to defend Gal Gadot and Petty Jenkins.
You can see her original tweet below:
To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly… https://t.co/f7yuIzA7j1
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) September 28, 2017
She continued saying that Jame’s “thuggish jabs” at a brilliant director was “ill-advised” and the movie was spot on. Initially, James claimed the “self-congratulatory back-patting” Hollywood has done has been misguided.
According to the director of Terminator as well as Avatar, Wonder Woman is merely rehashing old sexist stereotypes that have existed since the beginning of the 1960’s.
In Cameron’s view, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was just another beautiful woman in skin-tight clothing, and there was nothing unique about it. It is “just male Hollywood doing the same old thing,” but James did concede that he enjoyed the movie, but it was a “step backward” for women everywhere.
In defense of his statements, he talked about his character Sarah Connor from the Terminator films which he created and directed.
James said Sarah was not a “beauty icon,” but she was strong, troubled, and not a sexually objectified woman on the screen. The audience appreciated her for her character rather than her sexuality.
Patty Jenkins in response said that James was merely misunderstanding her version of Wonder Woman, as Patty claims her character represents everything women can be. They can be strong and beautiful at the same time, rather than one or the other. She added, “I believe women can and should be everything just like male lead characters should be.”