Director James Cameron during an interview with The Guardian for the re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D, he was asked what he thought about the excitement over Wonder Woman, in which Cameron went on to say more of less that it was a step backwards for the representation of women in films, because she’s a objectified icon.
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
Since the comment mad by Cameron, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins went on to Twitter to respond to his comment, basically stating that Cameron doesn’t understand what Wonder Woman represents to women around the world, because he is not a woman.
She also goes on to say, a strong woman shouldn’t always be seen as someone who’s hard, tough and damaged to be seen a strong. Jenkins ends her responds stating that it was the female audience that help Wonder Woman a success and its that can surely judge who their icons are.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 25, 2017
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