Watch Gal Gadot’s Inspiring Speech from the Critics’ Choice Awards

The Wonder Woman star is the second-ever recipient of the #SeeHer Award.

After inexplicably failing to get a single nomination at the Golden Globes, it was beginning to feel like the industry was going to ignore the groundbreaking Wonder Woman, and the women who brought her to life.  All that changed last Thursday when Wonder Woman took home the Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Action Movie,” and star Gal Gadot was awarded the second ever #SeeHer Award.

From the Critics Choice Awards website:

The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders.

Gadot was presented the award by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and talked about what the character of Wonder Woman meant to her. She ended by promising to stand up and never be silent on behalf of those who can’t stand or speak for themselves.

Sounds like a superhero to me.

Throughout my career, I was always asked to describe my dream role. And it was clear to me that I wanted to portray a strong and independent woman—a real one. The irony in this is that later, I was cast as Wonder Woman, and all of these qualities I looked for, I found in her. She’s full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness. She sees wrong that must be made right; she takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world. And in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity.

Wonder Woman also struggles with her own love and hopes, she gets confused, insecure, and she’s not perfect. And that’s what makes her real. We wanted her to be universal, to be an inspiration to all people all around the world, and our plan was to make sure we didn’t give too much attention to the fact that she’s a woman.

The whole process of creating this film inspired me, and I hope we managed to inspire others. Now, when I started acting, there were very few female-led movies, and even fewer female directors. This year, three of the top-grossing films were female-led, and one of them was directed by my wonderful Patty Jenkins. There were eight other films in [the] top 100 which were directed by females. So although this is progress, there is still a long way to go.

Patty just shared an anecdote with me. And she said someone told her that his three-year-old saw the movie, and when the movie ended, the boy said, “When I grow up, I want to be a woman!” So as artists, and as filmmakers, I believe it’s not only our job to entertain, but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect.

In the past weeks and months, we’ve been witnessing a movement in our industry and society, and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what’s right: Standing for those who can’t stand or speak for themselves. My promise and commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced, and we will continue: band together to make strides, uniting for equality.

Gal Gadot Confirms Brett Ratner Is Out on ‘Wonder Woman 2’

The actress tells the Today Show that Ratner is no longer associated with the  planned sequel.

Gal Gadot appeared on the Today Show this morning and addressed rumors that she had refused to reprise the role of Wonder Woman if director/producer/sexual predator Brett Ratner was allowed to return as a financier. While she confirmed that Ratner was definitely gone, she downplayed her own personal involvement in the decision.

“The truth is, there’s so many people involved in making this movie—it’s not just me—and they all echoed the same sentiments,” Gadot told Savannah Guthrie. “You know what I mean? So everyone knew what was the right thing to do, but there was nothing for me to actually come and say because it was already done before this article came out.”

This caps an incredibly crappy week for serial molester Ratner, who had his Hugh Hefner biopic cancelled and lost his development deal with Warner Bros.We were unable to muster the slightest bit of sympathy for the serial sex offender/Hollywood mogul. We tried really hard.



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Gal Gadot Won’t Do ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Unless Brett Ratner Is Out

The producer is under fire as multiple women have come forward with claims of sexual misconduct.

Just two weeks after Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot publicly backed out of an awards dinner where she was scheduled to give producer Brett Ratner an award, Page 6, is reporting that Gadot is refusing to return for Wonder Woman 2 unless Ratner is no longer involved with the production.

Gadot is not under contract to appear in the sequel to Wonder Woman, so she has a tremendous amount of clout. Apparently, she is using that power in an attempt to get rid of serial sexual predator Ratner.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Ratner’s production company, co-financed Wonder Woman as part of a deal they had with Warner Bros. Wonder Woman was a gigantic hit and has earned more than $400 million so far, and Ratner has made an enormous amount of money as a result.

“Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman, thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him,” said Page 6’s anonymous source.

Ratner — who will likely never be allowed to live within 600 yards of an elementary school again  — was recently accused of sexual misconduct by six women in an article in the LA Times. The accusers include actress Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Natasha Henstridge (Species)

“He walked out … with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other,” Munn said. “And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.”

Munn had previously described her encounter with Ratner in her 2010 book, Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, but she left out the name and other identifying details. But Ratner — a pile of human excrement that somehow wished to be a real boy — boasted that he was the director Munn was talking about in an appearance on Attack of the Show, a program she used to host.

A miserable excuse for a human being named Brett Ratner

“I used to date Olivia Munn, I will be honest with everybody here. When she was ‘Lisa.’ That was the problem. She wasn’t Asian back then. … I banged her a few times … but I forgot her.” Ratner later admitted that Munn never had sex with him — likely because he’s a horrible human being who looks like the perp in roughly half the episodes of Law & Order: SVU.

Henstridge’s encounter with Ratner happened decades ago, when he was an up-and-coming music video director in his early 20s and she was a 19-year-old aspiring model. Henstridge had fallen asleep on Ratner’s couch while watching a movie with friends. When she woke up, everyone else had left and Ratner blocked her from leaving and forced her to perform oral sex.

Ratner — who we assume owns a nondescript panel van — also outed lesbian actress Ellen Page when she was just a teen, and is currently suing a woman who accused him of rape for libel (not one of the famous ones who would have the resources to fight, back of course.)

If Gadot manages to get Ratner kicked off this movie, Wonder Woman will have won her greatest victory yet.

But the war continues.

Gal Gadot Hosts SNL This Weekend

The actress demonstrates just how much she’s like Wonder Woman in first promo spot.

Gal Gadot is hosting the grand-daddy of all sketch comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, with musical guest Sam Smith. The first promo for the show featured Gadot bursting through a wall like Wonder Woman while cast member Leslie Jones consistently mispronounces her name. A second series of short spots feature Gadot, Smith and cast member Kenan Thompson.

It’s Gadot’s first time hosting the show, but we are willing to make a few predictions:

  • There will be a play on “Waiting for Gadot” at some point.
  • A Wonder Woman sketch is obvious and mandatory.
  • At least one sketch will be focused on her being oblivious about how drop-dead gorgeous she is. The male characters

The episode airs on Saturday, October 7. Check your local listings for times.


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Wonder Woman’s Early Reviews Are In — And They’re Superb

New poster touts a four-star review and quotes a reviewer who calls it “The Superhero Movie of the Year.”

Like everyone else who wants to see female superheroes succeed, we’ve been holding our breath and praying for Wonder Woman. It has been a decade since twin bombs Elektra and Catwoman were released and “proved” to studio executives that audiences won’t watch female-led superhero movies. (The fact that both of those films were awful never entered the conversation for some reason.)

So if Wonder Woman is anything less than excellent, we might have to wait another 10 years for studios to try again.

The movie is embargoed — so critics are not allowed to post reviews until closer to the release date — but based on Twitter chatter from people who have seen the film, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Wonder Woman is good. Really good.

Wonder Woman Poster - Four Stars
Wonder Woman Poster – Four Stars

Eagle-eyed fans spotted new Wonder Woman posters touting a four-star review from the British tabloid the Daily Star, with a pull-quote proclaiming it “The Superhero Movie of the Year.”

Daily Star movie critic Andy Lea confirmed on Twitter that he wrote the review. He called the movie “dark” and “funny” and singled out Gadot’s performance in a now deleted tweet.

Comic book writer Marc Andreyko (Wonder Woman ’77) also had his Tweet deleted, but he had nothing but praise for both Jenkins and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot.

I can’t get into specifics but @GalGadot gives a beautiful, nuanced, powerful performance, @PattyJenks is SO GOOD with actors.

Other reviewers were more circumspect (probably to avoid the nasty phone call from Warner Bros. Lea and Andreyko likely received), but all indicators are that the movie is fantastic.

Bustle‘s Anna Klassen heaped praise on the film’s director. didn’t see the film, but spoke with many people who had.

We should take all of this with a grain of salt. Early Twitter reviews for almost any movie are generally positive. Still, positive buzz is a good thing, and both fans and professional critics that have seen the movie seem genuinely excited by the film. The praise seems universal, and that can’t be seen as anything but a wonderful development.


First Wonder Woman Footage Released

Last night the CW previewed it’s new TV show, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as Warner Bros. upcoming superhero movies — primarily Batman vs. Superman. But we were most excited about the very brief glimpse we were given of the still filming Wonder Woman, which is not set for release until the summer of 2017.

It looks like Warner Bros. has decided to do a classic origin story for the character, to explain to movie goers who she is and why she is important in the DC universe. This bucks the recent trend of eschewing origin stories in films like the upcoming Batman and Spider-Man films. But unlike those characters, Wonder Woman has not already had her story told multiple times on the big screen and introducing the character to the audience is probably necessary.

Wonder Woman is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017