Alamo Drafthouse Is Doing a “Women-Only” Screening of ‘Wonder Woman,’ and Chicks Are Very Mad Online
he Alamo Drafthouse is a neat place to see a movie, but lately it’s become much more than just a venue!
The Austin Alamo Drafthouse announced they’d have a woman-only screening of Wonder Woman, the Tuesday after release weekend. Only women working at the theater, and only women allowed to attend. This is a fantastic idea, both due to Wonder Woman’s history as a feminist icon, and because it’s thematically perfect! And really, who could possibly complain about something like this? A single theater setting aside a single screening for a special event days after wide release?
No, I’m seriously asking. Who could complain about this?
Do you even need to guess?
Exactly — Chicks on the Internet.
A gaggle of them flocked to the Facebook site of the Alamo draft house to whine about “reverse sexism” and “segregation.” Here’s just some of their baby-tears:
A lot of tone-policing, because we haven’t had enough yet. (And it’s OK if it’s “Ladies Night”??)
Having an all-women night is ANTI-woman, apparently. I wonder how all the other women feel about that.
Yup, let’s hide behind the law, because that’s never been anything but perfect and equitable! Just ask Dredd Scott.
The lady-tears continue to fall:
Yeah Alamo, why aren’t there any Men-Only screenings, huh? Oh wait, except every screening ever.
This one actually made me laugh at first, until I noticed the stealth-neg. Apparently being a whiny b — h makes you equal to all the other women. Way to internalize that sexism, Vikki.
Of course these women weren’t alone. The usual swarm of men came crawling out of floorboards to support them, shouting about how if there was a whites-only showing everyone would freak out, and demanding men-only showings of Thor for equity. Some men are just as bad as women are.
It’s really not that surprising that a bunch of chicks would get so upset about this on Facebook: After all, there are plenty of sexist feminazis with fragile egos populating the Internet. Fortunately this won’t be slowing down the Alamo Drafthouse. “…the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right,” says Morgan Hendrix, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager.
“As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters.”