Gal Gadot recently responded to criticism made about her being Wonder Woman.
The first criticism was her being Israeli, of which she stated,
“I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world.”
If you think about it, Wonder Woman has always been Greek, since she comes from the Greek myth of the Amazons, and Gal, looking at the photos, could pass for Greek. I always thought George Perez stating that English was Wonder Woman’s second language was a stroke of genius, since it opened the door to her being a more international icon, and makes it okay by me if Gal wants to talk with a foreign accent. Heck, later in comics, she was a UN ambassador for her home country of Themyscara (Paradise Island, for those not nerdy enough to keep up here).
Next, she commented on the fact that her boobs [er ‘breasts’ – ed] supposedly aren’t big enough to be Wonder Woman’s. She said,
“Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically correct Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go by the book, it would be… problematic.”
Gal is absolutely right about historical Amazons having one breast, so, all of you guys who want to remain accurate, you should demand that this Wonder Woman have one breast. For the rest of us who are not high on something right now, I also have to agree with Gadot, because there are ways to augment her breasts, from water bras to breast augmentation.
I can already hear the whining, “But, then the breasts aren’t real!”
Yes, and neither is Wonder Woman.
For me, none of this matters unless you have the chance to feel said breasts, and, let me assure you, you have a better chance of winning the lottery 1,000 times in a row than to feel Gal Godot’s breasts.
Finally, there is the argument that she is not buff enough to be Wonder Woman. She stated that she is on a very serious regiment that includes Kong Fu, kickboxing, swords, and Jujutsu, and she will naturally build muscle. This seems right on, because to me, the main difference between Superman and Wonder Woman is that he is the strongest super hero out there, whereas Wonder Woman is the greatest warrior. There was a comic I read years ago, where Wonder Woman explained to Superman that, if they got into a real fight, she would kick his ass. This is because Superman is so powerful, he doesn’t have to rely on fighting techniques, whereas Wonder Woman knows fighting techniques and would figure out how to counter his stronger build. He turned to Batman and said, “Bruce, help me out here.” Batman responded, “I will, when I disagree with her.”
Besides, was Lynda Carter, who is in many people’s minds the quintessential Wonder Woman, really buff?
This brings to mind my only tiny criticism to all of this: For most people, Lynda Carter is the only person who could ever be Wonder Woman. Godot is on an uphill battle, because, for a lot of people, no one could be better playing Wonder Woman than Lynda Carter. But, let’s look at that logically. Yes, Carter is beautiful, and even today looks gorgeous.
But, is she truly the most beautiful woman in the world? The answer would have to be no, because nobody reasonably could match that ideal.
But, Carter pulled it off.
It’s because she acts like the most beautiful woman in the world. She confidently delivered her sometimes groan inducing lines with absolute conviction.
I remember seeing Adventures of Baron Munchausen, in which Uma Thurman played Venus, the most beautiful goddess in the world. Yes she was beautiful, but the most beautiful? She pulled the role off wonderfully because she had that confidence.
In the end, beauty can be as much of an acting chore as crying on cue, and, considering that Gal Godot can intelligently argue against her critics, I have confidence she can pull it off.
Besides, I tend to actually watch a movie before I hate it.