‘Wonder Woman’ Women-Only Screenings Cause Uproar

AUSTIN, TX — “Wonder Woman” may be a feminist icon, but some male moviegoers aren’t happy about some scheduled women-only screenings of the film.

The controversy began when the famous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, announced it would be hosting a screening of the new movie, which stars Gal Gadot as the superhero.

“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz,” the announcement read. “And when we say ‘People Who Identify As Women Only,’ we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.”

That didn’t go over well with some men, judging by the comments on the theater’s Facebook page.

“Apparently ‘equality’ is only selective nowadays,” one person wrote. “How about a ‘men’s only’ showing of a movie or is that not how equality works?”

The Alamo responded to many of the negative comments, pointing out that they have hosted screenings for select groups before, including veterans for military films, and that it’s about a celebration of the Wonder Woman character.

Gadot stars as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, a DC Comics character that first came on the scene in the 1940s. Since then, the character has been a superhero mainstay in comic books and had a small screen run in a 1970s series starring Lynda Carter.

The Alamo insists it is simply looking to celebrate the spirit of Wonder Woman and even doubled down by adding a screening to its New York location.

In a nod to another female empowerment pop culture moment, the Alamo advised the women of New York City to “get in formation” (à la Beyonce’s famous song) if they wanted to snag tickets to that screening.

“Wonder Woman” hits theaters June 2.

5 comments

  • RicU.

    This was strictly a marketing gimmick. I hope it worked as the place will be branded worse than some ranchers cows. Further, we are currently in sexist, anti-male society. Let this be more evidence.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Good luck showing a movie to “guys only”!

    Wanna piss off even more?

    “Conservative white guys only!”

    In this country?
    HahaHahaha!!

    There’d be FN RIOTS!!!

  • RicU.

    Given the current poisoning in bars and such in Austin, TX, which is near Fort Hood, TX (you remember Muslim army “shrink” goes berserk.) to the tune of 13+ murders now, I will let the ladies go to the ale house. Incidentally, it has claimed the live of one Wilkes-Barrie area resident.

    • vern

      Why if it was men only every signal female celebrity would be calling for boycotts and protesting .Stay home and clean the house like a good wife .

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