June 2, 2017, - 4:28 pm

Wonder Woman: Long, Feminist, Anti-American, MultiCulti Bore With a Muslim Hero

By Debbie Schlussel

Don’t let the alleged Lebanese boycott of Wonder Woman or the reason for the boycott–star and former Israeli soldier Gal Gadot–mislead you into thinking the new “Wonder Woman” movie is worthwhile. The flick, in theaters today, is a long, feminist, anti-American, multicultural bore. In fact, the Lebanese should love this film because one of the heroes is Muslim and Americans are painted as an ugly people.

I’m not surprised that mainstream (a/k/a liberal) movie critics are raving over this. They despise strong men and masculinity and so badly want female-driven superheroes to succeed. A female superhero movie has never been a hit, and this one is the first superhero movie directed by a woman. So, they doubly lie in their reviews to make you think it’s good. But it isn’t. Nope. At nearly 2.5 hours, this poorly-edited, clumsy clunker of a movie is even more overstuffed with dumbness and stupidity than Gabourey Sidibe.

More on that later. First, a little you must know about the origins of Wonder Woman–stuff of which most people are ignorant.

When I was a kid, I used to be a big fan of “Wonder Woman,” then starring the beautiful Lynda Carter. But a few years ago, I learned the history of Wonder Woman, and I’ve been debating getting rid of my deflector wrist cuffs. In fact, Wonder Woman was written by a far-left acolyte of Margaret Sanger and early feminism. It’s all about the evils of men and the greatness of lesbians and suffragettes. That patriotic, pro-American stuff that became attached to Wonder Woman was all Hollywood and marketing. WW creator William Moulton Marston once said that he wrote Wonder Woman story lines to show the evils of men–not mankind, but the male gender. “My whole strip is aimed at drawing the distinction in the minds of children and adults between love bonds and male bonds of cruelty and destruction.” Moulton’s only redeeming quality was that he was anti-Nazi. But that hardly made him a great American patriot. Not even close.

As detailed in the 2014 book, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” Marston was a Harvard trained psychologist and huckster who supposedly invented one of the first lie detector tests. But he was also a good friend of Planned Parenthood founder and racist/eugenicist Margaret Sanger. And he was close with the early feminist and suffragette movements. Sanger’s niece was a frequent boarder at his home.

Marston based Wonder Woman on Sanger and the feminists. And he also based his famous superhero on the two women in his life and their very liberal and quite depraved–even for today–living and sleeping arrangement at his home. Marston maintained a menage-a-trois with his wife and mistress. First, he cheated on his wife. Then, he told her his mistress was moving in and she could either accept that or leave. So, the three of them lived together, with the women occasionally having a lesbian relationship. Marston had children with both of them.

Yes, this is the guy who invented Wonder Woman and these are the sick women on whom he based the superhero Amazon. Given that, I had to laugh when I read a New York Post column by Maureen Callahan decrying Wonder Woman being “less American than ever.” Clearly, she’s ignorant on the topic. Wonder Woman was never American. She was just the embodiment of some warped, depraved weirdo who was simultaneously an ally of feminist abortionists and a misogynist. Somebody watched too many Lynda Carter reruns and fell for Hollywood’s manufactured patriotism stamped onto a comic character. (The Wonder Woman TV series, by the way, does NOT pass the test of time–if you watch them now, the episodes are downright cheesy. Fun fact: a struggling immigrant wannabe actor, named Richard Springthorpe, twice starred as silly characters on Wonder Woman in 1978 and 1979. He later became Rick Springfield.)

Callahan also claims that the new Wonder Woman movie forgoes the comic book heroine’s traditional fights against the Nazis–and instead takes place during World War I–because Hollywood doesn’t want to offend Europeans, specifically Germans. Not sure where she learned history, but in fact, World War I very closely mirrored World War II in terms of who was fighting whom and who were the good and bad guys. And she clearly didn’t see the movie. Germans are very much the villains in the movie. Male lead Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) repeatedly says the Germans are “the bad guys.” True, the movie takes place during World War I, but the Germans are very much the baddies onscreen. They’re so sinister that the only thing missing is the swastika. The Germans are developing a deadly chemical weapon in Turkey and are shown torturing people to death in testing it. A point of bad research and writing that I caught: the notebook of the creepy female scientist who develops the deadly gases, is written in the Sumerian and Osman languages. But, while the movie takes place during World War I (which ended in 1918), the Osman language was not invented until at least 1920, after the movie takes place. Blunder Woman. (Osman is a Turkish Muslim language created by a close relative of two Turkish sultans.)

The story: Wonder Woman is born Diana, princess of the Amazons (all women), and the movie begins by showing the young girl watching adult Amazons train to fight. All of the actresses playing these women have laughable accents that they go in and out of (I laughed repeatedly at Robin Wright’s). The young Diana alternates between an American accent and something that sounds like a lisp, and then, suddenly, when she grows up, she sounds Israeli. Again, more clumsiness for this movie.

In the first of many scenes of unrealistic male helplessness and female super-strength, Steve Trevor crashes his plane in the ocean off the island where the Amazons live. He can’t extract himself from the wreckage. So Diana leaps in and frees him, saving him. Next, she and the other Amazon women save him from the Germans who come ashore. And later, Diana repeatedly saves a bunch of male boobs, including Trevor from a series of near-death mishaps. It’s tough to watch so much male ineptitude that looks like it was cast and filmed by the non-glorious Glorias (Steinem and Allred). I know this movie is superhero science fiction, but, daaaamn, is it unbelievable. Chris Pine must have mentally chopped his testicles off to play this role. I mean, what the heck happened to them? He definitely tore up his man card. On top of that, he looks so tiny, puny, girlie, and effiminate in this movie, it’s painful to watch. He definitely assumes the role of damsel in distress.

Diana leaves the Amazons forever to come to the UK to help Trevor fight the Germans, whom she believes are the embodiment of the evil god Aries and are working with Aries. Trevor is an American who is assigned to the British to spy on the Germans during World War I. And in order to fight the Germans, Trevor and Wonder Woman, of course, need their band of “heroic” multicultural brothers. There’s a Muslim, Sameer (French Moroccan Muslim actor Said Taghmaoui), who wears his fez through the film. There’s also an American Indian (“the Chief”) in full regalia–braids, leather and bead choker, etc. (How many American Indians who joined the American Expeditionary Forces to fight in WWI, dressed like that? Zero.) And there’s a silly Scotsman in a kilt who seems to shriek inaudible Scottish nonsense non-stop.

I believe the Indian is inserted into this movie merely so anti-American crap can be uttered. An example: Wonder Woman and the others are sitting around a campfire plotting their battle against the Germans. The Indian: “The last time we went to war, my people had everything taken from them.” Wonder Woman: “Who took everything from your people?” The Indian: “His people [pointing to American Steve Trevor].” Hey, maybe this movie should’ve been released on Thanksgiving weekend–ya know, just to pile on against America.

Trevor and Diana and the multiculti guys spend most of the rest of the movie engaging in non-stop fighting and action to stop the Germans and the evil scientist from releasing the poisonous chemical weapons and killing millions of innocent civilians. And the movie is filled with such scintillating dialogue as this from Steve Trevor: “Well, maybe people aren’t always good.” Ya think?

Believe me, I’m making it sound way better than it actually is. The movie is just plain stupid.

I’ve rarely been so bored and looked at my phone repeatedly to calculate how much longer it would be ’til the movie ended. Chick director Patty Jenkins has the same conceitedness afflicting most of superhero movie directors these days. She thinks her bloated crap is too important to cut and makes us slog through it, instead of her making many necessary edits. This thing is almost an hour too long. The movie is so lengthy, so repetitive, and has so much unexciting action. And, again, it’s just not believable–despite the desperation of the feminists to want us to think so (that men are weak and not needed).


A brief word on Gal Gadot, the Israeli former soldier who plays Wonder Woman/Diana, and the alleged Arab boycott of her movie. Is there really a boycott? Allegedly, the government of Lebanon–which is dominated by the terrorist group Hezbollah–has banned the film. But, in fact, one Beirut theater is showing it, and posters and billboards have been up for weeks, advertising it–despite the fact that the Lebanese know it stars an Israeli. I guarantee you, the movie is going to run in Lebanon this weekend, and it will be packed with a ton of overheated, repressed Muslim men who pant over this beautiful Jewish Israeli woman but would never admit it to their fellow Arabs and Muslims.

The thing is–while she does not shy away from mentioning her career as an Israeli soldier–Gal Gadot [pronounced, “Gahl Gah-Doat”] is something of an Israeli leftist peacenik. She proudly served as a humanitarian ambassador for the anti-Israel United Nations, which then summarily dumped her. And even after she was cast as Wonder Woman and didn’t need to worry about a paycheck, she gladly starred in and promoted the horribly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, preposterous “Triple 9” (read my review – it is one of the most blatantly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel movies I’ve ever seen). She and her Wonder Woman should hardly be a cause celebre for the pro-Israel crowd. This is the kind of stuff that should please the Muslims and, yes, Christian Arabs, who hate her. But they never fall in love with useful idiots. They hate them just as much as all other Jews.

Going to see this movie is not a badge of Zionism or support for Israel. It’s just a sign that you have 2.5 hours of your life and ten-bucks-plus that you have nothing else to do with. How sad for you.


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31 Responses

I’m sure everyone that reads this never knew any of the sleazy details of William Moulton Marston – including me.

CharlesMartel on June 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Somehow, the origin of Wonder Woman‘s creation, and its creator’s motives, does not exactly come as a surprise. I’ve seen online blogs about vintage comic books that have suggested early comic books of that character, in some of their panels, have hints of BDSM in it. Not exactly what would come out of a “wholesome” mind.

And Gal Gadot – I thought I remembered what I read about her, here, from a prior article on this site. This, too, does not surprise me one bit.

But there is this one caveat:
” . . . a struggling immigrant wannabe actor, named Richard Springthorpe, twice starred as silly characters on Wonder Woman in 1978 and 1979. He later became Rick Springfield.”
. . . he had already been known as “Rick Springfield” before those Wonder Woman TV appearances – he had been marketed as a singer in the U.S. as early as 1972 with a weak-charting number called “Speak To The Sky.” Apparently he used his real name for bit acting roles such as this, and the pseudonym for his recording endeavors, up to that point.

And the cheesiness of the TV series may have been accentuated by the presence of former Carol Burnett Show regular Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor.

And since Margaret Sanger (yimach shema) was mentioned, correct me if I’m mistaken on the details, but I read somewhere that she also advocated the spread of homosexual behavior as another means (besides abortion and birth control) to reduce fertility and birth replacement rates.

And a correction: World War I did not end in 1917, that was the year the U.S. under “progressive” (and virulent racist / anti-Semite) Woodrow Wilson entered the war. Veteran’s Day as we know it today was derived from Armistice Day which, in 1918, marked the end of official fighting.

Concerned Patriot on June 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm

The Village Voice review headline says in part, “despite some appealing misandry.” Had to look up misandry: dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men.

Daniel Middleman on June 3, 2017 at 12:31 am

Springfield did some bad TV acting but he was an accomplished musician since 1968. He was in the band “Zoot”. He’s from New South Wales, Australia – not sure “immigrant” is appropriate because he tried to hit it big in the entertainment industry. In that respect everyone “emigrates” to L.A. His parents were English and he still has a 2 houses in Australia.

bill craig on June 3, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Springfield also co-starred with Meryl Streep in Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash” (2015) as one of the members of her band. The film was a very good character sketch that also starred Streep’s real-life daughter, Marnie Gummer.

    Primetime on June 3, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      I found myself “forced” to watch “Ricki and the Flash,” but the only thing I can remember about it was Rick Springfield’s performance, which was very good. I know that Meryl Streep wsas in the movied, but for some reason there was nothing memorable about her in it.

      Ralph Adamo on June 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

I had forgotten that Gadot was in Triple 9. Yes no excuses for that. She never needed the paycheck. She is married to a wealthy Israeli, from a very wealthy Israeli family.

However I think the fact that Marston was friendly with Sanger, whilst interesting, neither here nor there so far as the latest CGI superhero 21st century big blockbuster movie is concerned. They tend to bore me. And are for kids anyhow. Hollywood is just making movies for kids.

Lawrence on June 3, 2017 at 3:56 am

It is to her credit that Wonder Woman consistently fought the Nazis, both in the comic books and on the TV show.

Unfortunately, consistent with the leftism of DC comics, all the way back to the 30s and 40s, she seldom fought the Communists. I cannot remember her ever fighting the Communists on her TV show.

Little Al on June 3, 2017 at 6:10 am

Thank you so much. I believed some of the ridiculous positive reviews and almost considered going to see it because of the lead actress. I’m not going to give these liberal bastards my money.

DinaK on June 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

The degeneration of the movies and the degeneration of the celebrities go hand in hand. One feeds off the other. The debased dialogue, rudeness, intolerance, all are reflected both in the movies and in the celebrities’ normal discourse.

Little Al on June 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Hey, um…this Wonder Woman character as written on the screen is one of the most kindhearted and moral avatars I’ve ever seen. Please speak from a place of being informed before you trash this portrayal.

    Chris Schiefen on June 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Your language shows that you are not equipped to make any kind of sophisticated judgments. ‘Hey um’, an unnecessary and pretentious expression meant to indicate some level of thought.

      And then, ‘from a place of being informed’ instead of just saying ‘please be informed before you speak’.

      And a pretentious and unnecessary word such as ‘avatar’, which suggests your adherence to the sick culture that is currently being experienced, and finally the expression ‘as written on the screen’, with the use of the word ‘written’ rather than ‘shown’ or ‘portrayed’, meant, again, falsely to suggest greater weight and analysis.

      As far as the small amount of substance contained in your comment, I read Debbie’s reviews so I don’t have to waste time on trash. I notice also that you don’t respond concretely to any of Debbie’s criticisms of the movie.

      Little Al on June 4, 2017 at 4:18 am

Although, of course there were plenty of anti-American celebrities in past decades, all the way back to a century ago.

Little Al on June 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

It is amazing that there are some many Rick Springfield fans here. His lacking of acting ability was only eclipsed by his lack of any musical talent. But he looks good lip syncing, I guess…

King David on June 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Hey Deb. They’ve been praising this as so feel good, forgetting that these things were already said back in ’78 for Christopher Reeves’s Superman. There will be something funny in the future, knowing Hollywood as we all do, they’ll probably start throwing huge budgets at women directors without caution the way gambling addicts bet on the horses and will have massive flops,. Several will happen before they learn that old lesson: The best person for the job is what matters not based on gender or nationality. IMDB, a movie site, pointed out that Indians weren’t even in WW 1, they were in WW 2 and only in the Pacific Theater, the Navajos.Gal Gadot, well she needs these movies as her career will take the same route as Lynda Carter’s, nowhere and with an inflated ego, although hopefully she won’t try to sing like Carter and Cheryl Ladd have done and badly too.So far this year(year of woman or whatever) we’ve had Ashley Judd making a fool of herself, 250,000 or more women acting like they were having PMS in Washington DC in March, Madonna threatening destruction, and now Kathy Griffin trying to incite violence, so this is mild compared to all of that. You know how some say these desert rat bred terrorists are killing because they hate our culture?. Well here’s a question for you to maybe answer. Why do they attack innocent people and not Hollywood?.

Robert Swords on June 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm

I’ve know about William Moulton Marston and the Wonder Woman story for some time now. When various leftist writers picked up on Marston’s past and the creation of the Wonder Woman character, they went to work advertising and promoting his background. And various Leftist media outkets have applauded Wonder Woman, precisely because of this background.

But don’t blame Marston if you want to blame somebody because you could just as well put the blame on the person who hired him, Maxwell Charles (“Max”) Gaines, the pioneer of “comic” books and the creator of any entirely new line of entertainment.

Max Gaines had an extraordinary talent for finding and hiring other extraordinary talents, and he assembled an unparalleled group of writers and artists that have permanently transformed the American cultural landscape.

At the time that Max Gaines hired Maston, Gaines and his business were under the gun, as some powerful forces were in play then to force Gaines to cease the violent images in his company’s comic books. Marston’s idea was that a female comic book superhero would soften the company’s image. For the most part it worked. So, you can also blame those who attacked Gaines for his violent comic books because Gaines would never have thought to hire Marston until Gaines got into trouble with his many critics.

However, although Marston had an important role increating the Wonder Woman character, most of the writing and all of the art work was left to the professionals. For example, in the earliest days of the character, Joy Hummel wrote the stories. Hummel’s stories did not show evidence of leftist propaganda. And as far as I can tell from the stories themselves, the only real influence that Marston had over the stories was the frequent imagery of Wonder Woman getting tied up. Marston was evidentally into bondage and discipline, and he obvioulsy should have undergone psychotherapy himself.

Interesting, Max Gaines was also the father of William (“Bill”) Gaines, who engaged such golden age talents as Will Elder, George Evans, Harry Harrison, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Bernard Krigstein, John Severin, Joe Orlando and Frank Frazetta, along with editor/artists Harvey Kurtzman and Al Feldstein. Bill Gaines would also go on to create the iconic Mad Magazine.

Ralph Adamo on June 3, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Given what was detailed about Marston’s connection to Margaret Sanger, it should be noted that today (the 4th of June), in Brooklyn, NY, a screening of this cinematic waste of time will be held for women only, to benefit the vile baby-killing organization she founded, Planned Parenthood[sic]. Apropos in terms of the character’s creation and the ties of its creator, but a travesty for anyone and everyone who values the sanctity of life. Obviously those who run that den of death today, know the connection as spotlighted within this article, and seek to exploit it to the fullest.

Concerned Patriot on June 4, 2017 at 12:29 pm

P.S. Not connected to this, but having skimmed the Twitter page, I saw that yearbook pic of Anthony Weiner. To my mind, he looked more like Janis Ian circa 1975 when she had her biggest hit “At Seventeen.”

Concerned Patriot on June 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    CP, yes, the early photo of Anthony Weiner does resemble a young Janis Ian (born Janis Fink). That’s a good observation. However, this shouldn’t be too surprising. Both were New York born Jews who had parents/grandparents with similar European backgrounds. However, the similarity largely ends there. Janis Ian had (and has) genuine talent as a musician, composer, and writer. When someone can figure out what “talents” Weiner has, please let me know.

    Ralph Adamo on June 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

I read comics quite a lot through the 50’s. 60’s and 70’s; and while I could consider Wonder Woman “Feminist” in the old sense i never saw anything in it that was anti-male or anti-American. Regardless of the personal beliefs of the creator(s) Wonder Woman was a pretty standard comic book hero who happened to be female.

AMRatner on June 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    “WW creator William Moulton Marston once said that he wrote Wonder Woman story lines to show the evils of men–not mankind, but the male gender. ‘My whole strip is aimed at drawing the distinction in the minds of children and adults between love bonds and male bonds of cruelty and destruction.”

    You might try reading what was written. Marston certainly did not feel that way.

    Also, as noted by Debbie, Marston treated his wife like garbage.

    Worry on June 5, 2017 at 3:31 am

Thank you for providing the background on William Moulton Marston. He sounds like an utter misogynist, which is quite ironic.

Worry on June 5, 2017 at 3:26 am

Gosh, gee whillikers, with me being a guy thinking guy thoughts, that movie trailer looked pretty interesting!

John Robert Mallernee on June 5, 2017 at 4:17 am

Wonder Woman, the comic, was not explicitly anti-male, but was, in a sense, a miniature women’s magazine.

In the golden age, they did have features about famous and ‘inspiring’ women, and, occasionally, advice columns, geared towards pre-teen and early-teen females.

There were, however, implicit, low-key themes in occasional stories about how women were sometimes necessary to solve problems that men could not solve.

Little Al on June 5, 2017 at 6:49 am

I always appreciate Debbie’s analysis and opinion and I often agree with her. But in this case, while she is dead on about Wonder Woman’s creator, I must respectfully disagree about this movie.

As a kid, I loved the Linda Carter Wonder Woman on TV. I realize that this movie isn’t War and Peace rather a Summer comic book movie. I wanted to see a gorgeous Wonder Woman kick bad guy’s butts in this movie and she did and I and the rest of the people in my theater enjoyed it.

JimmyPx on June 5, 2017 at 10:48 am

Thanks for the review. Even thought we stopped going to movies many years ago I will forward this to lots of friends who still go to movies to be brainwashed by the leftist Hollywood. What happened to Clark Gable, Paul Newman, John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Muni, and Bogart? Not to mention John Wayne.

Fred on June 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Dear Debbie:

It’s rare that I don’t take the time to carefully read a column of yours. I won’t argue against anything you said.

All I can say is that the Jewish chick can’t be liberal ENOUGH. As long as she’s a citizen of Israel, the Arabs will reject her and the movie; hook, line and sinker.

It’s not just the Lebanese. Tunisia banned the movie. I haven’t kept count, but other Arab League States have banned the movie.

Just as German Jews could not be patriotic enough to satisfy the Nazis, today’s Jews cannot sympathize enough with Arabs. The same fate awaits today’s Jews as did those of generations past who thought they could be good German citizens during the 3rd Reich.

The Arabs make their intent clear. Those who sympathize with the Jews speak softly about it lest they fall victim to mob violence directed by tyrannical Arab leaders.

It’s all so stupid and Hollywood sucks. It’s all agenda driven; always stupid – all the time. I can’t remember the last time I went to a movie theater.

OK! That’s my late-Sunday-night-rant for the week.


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