As if its record-breaking success isn’t enough to convince you that Hollywood should make more movies like ‘Wonder Woman,’ Patty Jenkins tweeted out another – arguably more important – reason last night.
Jenkins tweeted a picture of a list that a producer had sent to her with several examples of how ‘Wonder Woman’ had affected the kids in a kindergarten classroom.
My producer just sent me this… ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/3DzIaMueIh> — Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 11, 2017
You can read the full list for yourself – and I highly recommend that you do – but there are a few that stand out, including the anecdote about a little girl who now refuses to acknowledge anyone who doesn’t refer to her as Wonder Woman. Good for you, little girl!
Another equally adorable kindergartner printed out a list of every female superhero so as to avoid playground brawls when it came to assigning make-believe roles at recess.
Gal Gadot enthusiastically retweeted Jenkins’ list.
Wow the last paragraph really gave me the chills. So true. So powerful. Gives me a huge drive to dive in and work on the next one..🙏🏻 https://t.co/mI4hYfbNkV— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 11, 2017
Now that we have irrefutable proof that female-led superhero movies can break the box office, hopefully little girls (and little boys!) can finally grow up with multiple female role model just as badass as Batman.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott