She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Wonder Woman: Herstory of a Heroine on Screen

When: Saturday, April 7, 12PM-4PM
Where: SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle
Cost: $20 | $15 SIFF Members; buy tickets here

If you sobbed and cheered when Princess Diana charged across No Man’s Land in 2017’s Wonder Woman, then you’ll want to join Jen for an in-depth look at Wonder Woman’s cinematic evolution. Starting from Cathie Lee Crosby’s 1974 pilot, she’ll continue through Lynda Carter’s iconic turn, a variety of animated characterizations from the past forty-five years, the disastrous 2011 pilot featuring the otherwise glorious Adrianne Palicki, and arrive at Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster starring Gal Gadot. Jen will view and discuss clips, some hard to find, and she will provide cultural, social, political, and historical context – deepening your understanding of the character and her significance in the pop culture pantheon. A familiarity with the comics is not critical to class enjoyment. Cosplay is encouraged!

About the Instructor:
Like most girl-children of her generation, Jennifer K. Stuller was inspired by Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman, and spun herself dizzy hoping to transform into the Amazon Princess. As an adult, she has instead transformed into an internationally renowned pop culture scholar and written extensively about Wonder Woman in books and articles. She has been a featured talking head in numerous documentaries about the character – from Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines to the recent AMC documentary series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics – and appeared on Minnesota Public Radio to defend the United Nation’s controversial choice in naming Wonder Woman a global ambassador for gender equality. Like Gal Godot’s Diana, Stuller believes in Love, and has vowed to use her powers only for good.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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