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Trailer: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES – at first, she was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic female figure?

Which heroic figure has the power to inspire young girls to put on their magic wrist cuffs and dream big?

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines – at first, she was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic female figure?

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines tells us all this and more, documenting the 67-year career of Wonder Woman and her transformation from comic book character to feminist icon. The documentary examines the mainstream media industry that creates and perpetuates images of women and also takes a critical look at our evolving values about women as agents of strength, authority, and leadership. This clever, insightful, tough, high-energy superstar of a film will have you raring to break out your Lasso of Truth and tell everyone about it.

This documentary was awarded a production grant in 2010 to Project Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Producer Kelcey Edwards.

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