We at Amazons’ Amber have rather low expectations for the new Wonder Woman movie being released summer of 2017. Based on an earlier trailer, it became clear to me that Hollywood’s Amazon story line seems to rely heavily on a male romantic interest.  If anything, Wonder Woman’s story arc highlights the unnaturalness of women living outside of “mankind,” and the Amazon is drawn, however uncomfortably, into the fold of western patriarchy.  Rather than being an exception, the Amazon archetype is well-known during war time efforts (think Rosie the Riveter), only to be left behind during peacetime.

Here’s Gal Gadot portraying Wonder Woman, on the cusp of stealing the  mythic “god killer” sword of the Amazons.

We shall see which gods she slays.

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