In trying to find a topic to blog about this week, I was googling “real life superheroines” and stumbled upon a link to a new documentary that has yet to be released entitled, “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superhoines.” In the article about the upcoming documentary, it is stated that this documentary touches on topics “from the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbuster of today, this doc looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation”. This film, incidentally, is directed by a woman. This documentary features interviews with actresses who have previously portrayed Wonder Woman, writers, and authors of the comics. The documentary is to the premiered at the South by South West (SXSW) Film Festival later on this year.
It’s almost uncanny how similar this one promotional video is in relevance to our entire focus of our writing seminar. There are many things I could say about this video, but I’ll allow it to speak for itself.
What is your reaction to watching this clip? Would you be interested in seeing this documentary? I definitely would be interested in seeing it.
the article can be found here: http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/wonder-woman-untold-story-of-american-superheroines-sxsw-trailer/