Carter, who played Wonder Woman on the 1970s show of the same name, posted a statement to her Facebook telling Cameron to stop dissing the movie:
To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women—we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron—because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So—STOP IT.
Thank you Lynda.
Previously Patty Jenkins responded to Cameron by asserting that female audiences can pick their own female icons, thank you. “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great film-maker, he is not a woman,” she wrote.
You know what probably is bad for feminism? Four more Avatar movies! Because wouldn’t it be nice if that $1 billion budget could go to the work of female creators? Or at least not make women watch four more of those dang things? Ah, a gal can dream.