The Amazons in ‘Justice League’ Ditched Armor For Skimpy Bikinis, And Some ‘Wonder Woman’ Fans Are Not Happy About It
Another example of Hollywood sexism?
Still, fans are divided over their costumes in director Zack Snyders’ film. In a photo circulating on the Internet, they appear to be much sexier than they were in Wonder Woman.
Here’s a side by side:
Here is a fantastic example of the difference between the male and female gaze.
Patty Jenkins' Amazon warriors on the left. Zack Snyder's on the right. pic.twitter.com/fRDkV8dFLe
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) November 12, 2017
Surely, some superhero geeks out there are thrilled about this evolution in Themyscira’s dressing customs. But there are critics who think it’s sexist—that it’s no coincidence the costumes suddenly became sexier once a man was in the director’s chair (Wonder Woman was directed by Patty Jenkins, fyi).
"Let that sink in. The all-male Justice League team rejected already finished costumes to redesign and remake the armor so that more skin would be showing."@heroicgirls @heroic_dad FUCK. THAT. SHIT. #changetheratio #diversity #metoo #womennotobjects #unstereotype https://t.co/zrHmUE7uwt
— Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop) November 13, 2017
I'm glad we have those new amazon outfits for #JusticeLeague because now there's visual evidence of what happens when you don't have diversity behind the scenes, in the process of creating a story.
— Priscilla #ForaBolsonaro (@Prisc_Z) November 13, 2017
Some have said it’s just miscalculated Internet outrage and that there were actually scenes in Wonder Woman when the Amazons were wearing these “skimpier” outfits.
Those are their TRAINING outfits. Not battle outfits.
— Stephanie *doesn't know what to do now* Tran (@YouAndYourEgo) November 12, 2017
Those are for training like how now a days women wear sports bras and shorts… but for battle? They had their specific armor.
— Honey 🌸🌟• (@redIrobin) November 13, 2017
We’ll have to see on November 17, when Justice League hits theaters, whether Zack Snyder preserves Jenkins’s feminist superhero vision… or whether he reduces it to mere action-fantasy spank bank.