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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.
WATCH: Gal Gadot responds to report she didn’t want to work with Brett Ratner, who has faced sexual harassment allegations, on next installment of Wonder Woman pic.twitter.com/rBuSH2CE2Z
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 15, 2017
The Amazons’ New Clothes
Wonder Woman wowed with its portrayal of Amazons in authentic, battle-ready armor. So why are they fighting in bikinis in Justice League?
By Golden Lasso
Wonder Woman was a huge success for Warner Bros. With a gross income of over $800 million worldwide and a final score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, it breathed new life into the struggling DC Cinematic Universe. The empowering depiction of the film’s female characters, including the fighting technique and stylized culture of the Amazons, were one of the things fans loved most about the movie.
Which is why Zack Snyder caused an Amazonian uproar on social media when he started sharing pictures of Amazons from Justice League in leather bikinis.
This abrupt change of direction is a shock and these outfits look like generic barbarian women from a game of Dungeons and Dragons. They completely lack the unique flavor of the Greco-Roman-inspired armor ensembles that Lindy Hemming put so much thought and historical research into creating for Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman designs received acclaim from fans and costume fanatics alike. They were clearly inspired by the Amazon’s origins in the Mediterranean and were feminine but very functional. Why mess with perfection?
Oh, right. The all-male team of directors and executive directors wanted women to fight in bikinis.
Wonder Woman began filming in 2015, the year before Justice League started filming in 2016. The Amazons’ design was finalized and most of the costumes completed while Justice League was still in pre-production. That means that there were discussions about what the Amazons should wear into battle in Justice League and the epic designs from Wonder Woman were rejected in favor of leather bikinis. Let that sink in. They rejected already finished costumes to redesign and remake the armor so that more skin would be showing.
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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.
“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.
Gender Defying Halloween PSA Gives Us All the Feels
The PSA tells children (and their parents) that it is OK to dress as anyone you want for Halloween, but the twist at the end has social media buzzing.
The two-minute PSA is simply titled “My Heroes.” It shows a family celebrating Halloween together. They buy costumes for their little boy and girl: Batman and Wonder Woman; carve Jack-o-Lanterns and excitedly speculate about the candy they will get.
Although they are having a good time, obvious expressions of concern and worry show on the parents faces when the kids aren’t looking. After a night of trick or treating, both kids are in candy-and-television induced comas. The mom and dad each grab a kid and tuck them into bed.
It is only as the camera pulls away that we realize that after they put on their costumes, we never saw the kids’ faces. It was the boy who was Wonder Woman, and the girl had chosen Batman.
The video ends as the dad looks back on his sleeping children and whispers, “My heroes,” before turning off the lights.
This 2-minute digital PSA was written by Alexander Day and Brian Carufe, directed by Almog Avidan Antonir, and produced by the team at Landwirth Legacy Productions, as means to challenge gender stereotypes when it comes to children’s Halloween costumes
Landwirth Legacy Productions aims to create entertaining and educational visual content and stories that seek to enrich, empower, and inspire audiences. Compassion is at the root of every project and relationship that Landwirth Legacy cultivates.
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