Years of demonstrating, agitating, and holding seminars and conferences couldn't seem to do what a single super hero movie could. At over $100 million domestic box office, Wonder Woman had the biggest opening weekend of any film directed by a woman. Is that enough to make the mostly male Hollywood execs rethink their business practices?
Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan thinks it might. She notes Wonder Woman attracted audiences across a broad range of demographics, skewing only slightly female and playing well to males of all ages. One bit of icing on the cake – the critics liked it, too.
Of course, all it takes is one big female-directed flop to undo all the progress, but over all, Keegan sees the success of this film as at least putting some stakes in the heart of old ideas, such as a belief that female audiences won't turn out for comic book movies.
Hear Keegan's overall thoughts on the movie, as well as some news about both Oscar and Emmy awards. Click on the blue bar above to listen to the entire interview.