This is how sick and twisted Hollywood has become as Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is now a rapist in the latest release from AT&T, WarnerMedia, and co-writer and director Patty Jenkins.
The flick, which was also produced by Gadot and Jenkins, features the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, but there is a kicker: Gadot's Wonder Woman wishes for the return of Steve Trevor but he comes back in another man's body and not his own.
Wonder Woman 1984 proceeds to show that Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor had sex -- using the man's body without his consent and permission, meaning they raped the man.
What's also particularly bad is that, for some reason, director Patty Jenkins chose to not even give the man a name, but objectify him as the "handsome man," played by actor Kristoffer Polaha.
Now imagine if things were reversed and it was a woman who was taken advantage of? But since it's a man, it's okay, right?
Patty Jenkins could have easily changed the story to see Steve Trevor come back using his own body, with Trevor and Wonder Woman then getting together in her own apartment, but Jenkins intentionally chose not to go that route. So what was the point of having Steve come back in another man's body?
Jenkins also could have had Trevor and Wonder Woman go back to the mall to try on the 80's clothes, but again, Jenkins didn't do that, and Wonder Woman - a superhero - really didn't care she was taking advantage of another man's body, nor did Trevor (because he's a man, right?), but Diana was all googly-eyed upon seeing Steve back from the dead.
Also, what about the fact that the man's body was put in harm's way throughout the entire movie? He's a man. Who cares.
What's also sick is that, according to screen tests, the original plan was to have Wonder Woman get with the "handsome man" at the end of the movie, as the guy strikes up a conversation with Diana -- and she agrees to go out on a date with him! Wow. I'm guessing reshoots changed the ending and added in that the scene that took place at Christmas to fit with the December release of Wonder Woman 1984.
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman a rapist reactions
I'm not the only one to have noticed that Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is now a rapist as well:
Via The Wrap:
But this certainly awkward. For several days, this unnamed guy loses control of his body while Steve and Diana have their harrowing adventures. He wakes up with, at minimum, a bunch of extra scrapes and bruises. Diana had sex with him at least once without his consent. The whole movie they were risking this man’s life, without letting him choose to get involved.
Steve borrows the body of a man who is very much alive. Wonder Woman not only doesn't question what happened to the guy who was using his body before but then she has sex with his body.
You know this is bad. Some people were very upset about this. Not just because of what actually happened, but because it is hypocritical. That's what I think is making people particularly upset about it.
If the genders were reversed, the internet would explode at this story point, but the fact that the internet is not exploding seems unfair because it is unfair. I mean, I think you have to give that to people. It's not good.
I don't know if Patty Jenkins will ever be able to make a public appearance again where this is not brought up. Now on this one, she should probably apologize or explain her thinking and acknowledge it didn't quite work out.
I can't believe nobody on her team or at the studio or Gal Gadot or Chris Pine realized how bad of an idea this was.
I mean the character doesn't even have a name. He's just called 'handsome man.' I've seen some funny comments from people being like 'justice for handsome man.' I mean that just objectifies him further and the body swap didn't even add anything to the story.
If you called the female character 'hot woman' and just borrowed her body, people would be in uproar. So it is hypocritical.
Exactly. Using movies made in the 80s to justify any type of bad behavior(racism, rape) in movies made currently when we know better? That IS NOT WONDER WOMAN!!!!!!!! -- -- -- -- -- -- --— Becca K (@padme911) December 31, 2020
I agree they should address what she did in a later movie because the portrayal of what she did was offensive... But I can't see how they tackle her actions without turning Wonder Woman in to a villain. You can't justify rape & trying would just worsen the problem.— Olly (@ollyw1ll) December 30, 2020
And now we are see that Wonder Woman conspired with Chris Pine to pull a Bill Cosby and rape this whom Chris Pine possessed.— Only leftists oppose human extinction (@MoreSocialism) December 30, 2020
Remember Gal had a problem with the flash falling on Wonder Woman only to turn around and enjoy making a pro male rape movie— James Jordan (@JamesJordan54) December 30, 2020
I am not knowledgeable about the bombing of children and politics involved. My concern is the issue of consent. How is what Wonder Woman did any different then date rape? She used someone’s body for sex without their consent or knowledge. Possessed or not it feels wrong to me— Mike Blaze ✊-- (@mikeblaze_) December 30, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 has a subplot with rape and some necrophilia in it. I am actually surprised that more reviewers and movie buffs didn't pick up on this. https://t.co/OSeALVP9yt— Suitably Bored (@Suitablybor3d) December 30, 2020
Wonder Woman technically does rape a dude and the worst part is, by the stories only logic, that Steve Trevor could’ve just been made out whatever magic the rock uses to make giant walls and nuclear middles appear out of nowhere but for some reason they did the possession rape— scrungle (@ZoinksItsICE) December 30, 2020
Just found out how Steve Trevor comes back in the new Wonder Woman film and -- I am frankly astonished that this has been in ZERO of the reviews I read so far and no ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT #rape #consent #ww1984 #ithrewupinmymouthalittle— Fatima Hozien (@fhozien) December 30, 2020
It’s kinda weird how not a lotta people are talking about the Wonder Woman rape thing because I swear how tf does that get passed without anyone at the studio saying shit pic.twitter.com/9eNkFvaJ4a— X̷͎͉̻̻̖͇̲̿̓͂̕̕D̴͓̭̲̥̰̃͋̒̐̑̌͝͝͠ (@TheIzicle) December 30, 2020