Wonder Woman is the first female superhero film Warner Brothers has ever released, and that’s powerful as hell for women everywhere who have been waiting years for representation on-screen.
Wonder Woman is a certifiable bad-ass, a fighter in her own right, and a female superhero who isn’t a supporting role serving as a love interest or quirky friend — and that resonates with women. Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theater in Austin, decided to honor the empowering message — and moment in history — that the film represents with a women-only screening in June.
“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz,” the movie theatre wrote.”And when we say ‘Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,’ we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.”
Of course, because masculinity is fragile, a few people weren’t exactly okay with this announcement. Nay, they felt PERSONALLY VICTIMIZED by the Alamo Ritz.
Immediately men were tweeting and commenting on the Alamo’s Facebook post, writing: “Have you ever hosted a men’s only showing of any film?”
Fortunately, the theatre knew how to handle it with a series of firm, tongue-in-cheek answers.
“We’ve never done showings where you had to be a man to get in but we did show the Entourage movie a few years ago,” they joked.
If you had a guys only screening of Thor 3 there'd be an uproar and you know it.
— ✭Marc Taylor Swift✭ (@terminalpreppy1) May 25, 2017
As Mashable points out, Wonder Woman has had “to wait 76 years for her own live-action solo movie when Batman and Superman have about a million each,” so you would think these men could handle not being invited to one single night and go to any of the other showings.
The showing has already sold out, and the theater is adding another one.