Jacki Zehner On Women, Money, and Changing the World  » Why No Wonder Woman?

April 15, 2013

Why No Wonder Woman?


Regular readers of this site will know that it’s no secret how much I love Wonder Woman. I have been a fan of this character since I was a child, and to this day I am an avid collector of Wonder Woman memorabilia. Over the past 11 years I have been on a journey, a quest if you will, to help this world become more gender balanced, and Wonder Woman has been with me every step, inspiring me to be my own Wonder Woman, and manifesting herself in the many incredible women I have met along the way.

Regular readers will also know that I am a huge film lover, and I have pursued this love through my involvement with Impact Partners, my current position on the Board of the Sundance Institute and as an Advisory Board member and investor to Gamechangers, a feature film fund for women directors that is soon to be launched. Last year I Executive Produced my first film, Ready To Fly, and have given grants and invested in many other documentaries such as Miss Representation, Invisible War, and Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, premiering tonight on PBS.

I have watched superheroes dominate the box office for the past several years and hoped that someday Wonder Woman would get her due, but so far those hopes have been in vain.

As I became increasingly frustrated with Wonder Woman’s absence, I figured I could just get mad about it, or, I could try and do something about it. Taking my cue from Wonder Woman, I chose the course of action, and the result is a 60 page report that is being released today. Over two years in the making, this report has been a labor of love, and I hope that people read it and feel compelled to join the cause of getting Wonder Woman to the big screen.

This report chronicles the history of Wonder Woman, her appearances in other media, and most importantly, examines the many factors that have kept her from joining the likes of Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man on screen. I chose this date for the release because tonight is the night that Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines is premiering on PBS, and it is my hope that viewers of this film and Wonder Woman fans everywhere can stand up together to demand an end to Wonder Woman’s absence on the big screen.

To help bring people together, we have set up a Facebook page where people can post their thoughts on what they would like to see in the film and their personal experiences with Wonder Woman. You can find and like the page here to show your support.

Additionally, we have set up a petition that people can sign to demand a Wonder Woman film NOW. The petition can be found here

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/959/341/820/we-want-wonder-woman/

Finally, the report can be found here, in the WW Report section of my site.

Why No Wonder Woman?

When a critical mass of people get behind an issue, history has shown that things can change. Let’s show Warner Brothers and DC Comics that Wonder Woman fans have waited long enough for this film. It’s time for Wonder Woman to get her due, and that time is now.

2 Responses to “Why No Wonder Woman?”

Charlotte FerrenApril 22nd, 2013 at 10:37 am

I KNOW Heidi-Marie Ferren, Miss USO Should play “WONDER WOMAN” She has wanted to since she was a little girl. She has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. She played “Wonder Woman” on the HBO Series on “Bored to Death” with TED DANSON. She is certified in Sword Fighting and Dagger. She has alway dreamed of being Wonder Woman in The Wonder Woman Movie. Please everyone look her up by just putting her name in the Internet and things will come up about her life. You can look at IMDB and put her name in and also she’s on facebook and you can ask to be her friend by just saying “I think you should play Wonder Woman in the Movies and TV. Love you all and thanks for helping Heidi-Marie Ferren get the role of “WONDER WOMAN”. She has a big heart and serves our Country America and all our American Soldiers. She has been Miss USO since 2009 until present. God bless all of you.

Leave a Response

*