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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Where are all the female superheroes? Women who save the world, who are in charge of their own destinies, capable of saving themselves as well as others, and whose plots don’t revolve around their romantic relationships or sacrifices for their male counterparts? They’re in short supply. Here’s where Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines comes in. This hour long documentary explores the origins of Wonder Woman, the role of women in comic books and the media, and the power of seeing  a role model you can identify with achieve greatness. How can you aspire to be something without an example? Gloria Steinem, Lynda Carter, Kathleen Hanna, and many others all weigh in on the role Wonder Woman played in their lives and the impact of example. In a culture so obsessed with superheroes, will we ever see a Wonder Woman movie?

Watch Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines online on PBS.org until June 14th. Do it now!

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