"Wonder Woman" has been making waves, not just at the box office, but culturally, too. The female-powered action-flick about Diana Prince has been inspiring and empowering people everywhere — including the next generation of superheroes.
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
The film's director, Patty Jenkins, who is also the first woman to direct a big-budget DC or Marvel movie, tweeted out a note sent to her by her producer. It was a kindergarten worker's list of how watching "Wonder Woman" influenced the students, both boys and girls.
"ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!" Jenkins said in her tweet. "This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!"
The list is basically proof of the importance of having movies as empowering as the female superhero flick. Included are anecdotes like how one girl will only respond when she's called Wonder Woman, a boy who loved Iron Man but now wants his parents to get him a "Wonder Woman" lunchbox, and many other smile-jerking reactions, according to the full transcript on Cosmopolitan.
I work at a kindergarten and this is a collection of cute Wonder Woman related things that happened within a week of the movie being released.
- On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man, told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox.
- A little girl said 'When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana'
- This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party.
- Seven girls playing together during recess on Tuesday, saying that since they all wanted to e Wonder Woman they had agreed to be Amazons and not fight but work together to defeat evil.
- There is this one girl that refuses to listen to you unless you address her as Wonder Woman.
- Another girl very seriously asked the teacher if she could ditch her uniform for the Wonder Woman armor bc she 'wanted to be ready if she needed to save the world.' The teacher laughed and said it was okay, and the next day the girl came dressed as Wonder Woman and not a single kid batted an eye.
- They are making a wrap-up dance show, and they asked the teacher if they could come as superheroes, they are going to sing a song about bunnies.
- This kid got angry and threw a plastic car over his head and a girl gasped 'LIKE IN THE MOVIE'
- A boy threw his candy wrapping in the floor and a 5-year-old girl screamed 'DON'T POLLUTE YOU IDIOT, THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO MEN IN T[H]EMYSCIRA'
- On Wednesday, a girl came with a printed list of every single female superhero and her powers, to avoid any trouble when deciding roles at recess.
- I was talking to one of the girls that hadn't seen the movie, and the next day she came and very seriously told me 'you were right, Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen.'
Consider this your friendly reminder that if this movie completely changed the way these girls and boys thought about themselves and the world in a week, imagine what the next generation will achieve if we give them more movies like Wonder Woman."
Even starring actress and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, was moved by the list, saying it gave her "a huge drive to dive in and work on the next."
Wow the last paragraph really gave me the chills.— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 11, 2017
So true. So powerful. Gives me a huge drive to dive in and work on the next one..???? https://t.co/mI4hYfbNkV
We can only hope that more empowering movies hit the silver screen soon.
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