Since Wonder Woman came out in June, Gal Gadot has been elevated from actress to feminist icon. The film is now the highest-grossing film in the DC Extended Universe in the U.S. It’s also the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, director Patty Jenkins. And that means the Israeli actress has a bigger platform than ever.
Luckily, she’s using it to talk frankly about feminism and sexism in the entertainment industry. Gal Gadot gave an eye-opening interview with Rolling Stone about her work on the film, and the importance of Wonder Woman in a Hollywood that still feels at times very backwards.
First, Gal Gadot addressed her own experiences with sexism.
She also addressed the question every woman seems to get asked in interviews these days: Are you a feminist?”
Tell ’em, Gal!
Recently, director James Cameron criticized Wonder Woman.
But Patty Jenkins, the director, had some thoughts on Cameron’s narrative.
All of this discourse is further proof that Wonder Woman is a vital movie for today’s world. The more we can engage with art and its political and social impacts, the better off intersectional feminism will be.