‘Wonder Woman’ Women-Only Screenings Aren’t Sexist

After making an appearance in 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman’s first solo film hits theaters this Friday. In celebration of the feminist icon finally getting her own time to shine nearly 80 years after being created, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas have scheduled all-women screenings throughout the nation. In a statement on their website Alamo writes,

“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying “No Guys Allowed” for several special shows at the Alamo Downtown Brooklyn. And when we say “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” we mean it.”

Obviously, men accepted this with graceful understanding, as we tend to do when denied things. Not only did they hint at identifying as a female just to gain entry, but they’ve also been requesting men-only screenings of men-led action films.

In some individuals’ tiny collection of nervous tissue they call a brain, Alamo Drafthouse hosting women only screenings of Wonder Woman is actually sexist! Omitting men from viewing select screenings of the film isn’t an attack on a them; it’s women wanting to commemorate a momentous occasion in a safe space. For the first time in history men have been partially excluded from something and they can’t fathom not being catered to for the two hour and twenty-one minute run time of the film. Also, IT’S JUST SELECT SCREENINGS! You can still see and enjoy the movie any time you want with whoever you want, so in the grand scheme of things these few isolated screenings shouldn’t matter to us.

How many superhero films, let alone films in general, have a female lead in them? Besides Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ supporting Iron Man and Captain America’s escapades in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, no one comes close. So, after 80 years the most iconic super-heroine of all time finally gets her own movie and women shouldn’t just be allowed to enjoy it amongst themselves? I know that when Black Panther drops in February, I’d kill for a black-only screening. Imagine leaving the theater and not having to hear Adam from Williamsburg try to talk to me about the internal plight of T’Challa.

At the end of the day, the women-only screening of Wonder Woman isn’t only cool as hell, but it’s befitting. After so long, this iconic character is finally getting what she deserves after the dozens of film adaptions made for lesser known heroes. Fortunately, the Alamo Draft House has scheduled more women-only screenings in response to the “outrage” and aren’t backing down to the imbecilic outcry they’re facing.

If you identify as a woman and want to enjoy Wonder Woman in the presence of others like you, buy tickets here although they’re most likely sold out.

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