Wonder Woman wrapped her golden lasso around the box office this weekend, taking in a whopping $103.1 million, the largest opening in history for a female-directed film, and earned mostly positive notices from critics, based on its merit of being the first DC Universe movie to not be a complete turd heap. Of course, because the film is centered around a female superhero, it has led to no shortage of hand-wringing and hot take-slinging, full of terms like “feminism” and “SJW” and probably “globalist cucks” but who cares about all that, because you can talk all the shit you want, but that doesn’t change the fact that star Gal Gadot did reshoots for the film while five months pregnant. Suck on that, patriarchy.
As reported by Business Insider, Gadot insisted on doing most of the stunts herself (as she also did for her appearances in the Fast & Furious franchise) and had to wear a special costume with the midsection painted green, so her baby bump could be removed by CGI later. Meanwhile, I actually moaned out loud the other day when I opened the freezer and saw that I was out of Hot Pockets.
Gadot and director Patty Jenkins had a good sense of humor about the situation:
GADOT: “On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman. On wide shots I looked very funny, like Wonder Woman pregnant with Kermit the Frog.”
JERKINS: “[Gadot’s] pregnant during part of the movie, in a suit out in a field in the freezing cold in others. There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot. Now shout while you’re doing it. Now it’s raining in the freezing cold and you’ve lost your voice, go. Everyday it was a hilarious gauntlet and she would do it.”
Wonder Woman is in theaters now. The majority of screenings are gender neutral, so suck it up, nerds.