James Cameron has been talking smack about the new Wonder Woman movie, offering it’s a step backwards for female characters, while at the same time stating his Sarah Connor from Terminator 2 is the way to go.
Yes, I’ll stand by that. I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the ’60s. It was all in a context of talking about why Sarah Connor — what Linda created in 1991 — was, if not ahead of its time, at least a breakthrough in its time. I don’t think it was really ahead of its time because we’re still not [giving women these types of roles].
Cameron even commented about Hollywood “letting” Patty Jenkins direct Wonder Woman:
So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, “letting” a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn’t think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman.
Now James Cameron’s comments have causes Lynda Carter to respond and come to the aid of her fellow wonder women, Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins; via Lynda Carter’s Facebook:
To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.
Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman in the TV series from 1975-1979 and is no stranger to controversy.
When the United Nations dropped Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador, Lynda Carter came out and fired back as well.
“If they have a problem with a female who is strong, they’re missing the entire point; it’s the ultimate sexism to say because she has big breasts and a costume on, that is what you think represents her and who she is,” Carter said. “Women do have breasts and women can defend themselves and fight back. Wonder Woman is about telling the truth.”