Security tight for 'Wonder Woman' movie premiere in Hollywood

Lawrence Kim
May 28, 2017

While most women rejoiced after learning the news, some were not happy the theater was donating to Planned Parenthood.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, is responding to complaints that it will host a women-only screening of "Wonder Woman" next week.

"Have you ever hosted a men's only showing of any film?" one Facebook user asked.

What better way to celebrate DC's biggest superheroine finally getting her own movie?

The superhero movie opens in theaters nationwide next week, and the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas scheduled two female-only nights for a few days later.

In a nod to another female empowerment pop culture moment, the Alamo advised the women of New York City to "get in formation" (à la Beyonce's famous song) if they wanted to snag tickets to that screening. And when we say 'Women (and people who identify as women) only, ' we mean it.

"It was the men who brought the comic books for years, it was the men who made the movies, it was the men who created her", one man said.

It wasn't just men in Austin and NY who felt that being excluded from watching Diana Prince kick some butt for just two nights was sexist and unfair. "Let us have a movie screening". "All are welcome", staff posted on Facebook. The adaptation stars Gal Gadot from The Fast and the Furious franchise in the title role of Princess Diana of Themyscira/Diana Prince and is directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

The U.S. premiere of superhero movie "Wonder Woman" went ahead with extra security in Los Angeles, including bomb sniffer dogs and a heightened police presence on the red carpet, after the cancellation of the film's London event after this week's British suicide bombing. In a social media post, Jenkins dedicated the movie to the "heroes lost in Manchester".

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