It’s Not Too Late To Ruin The Wonder Woman TV Show

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01.26.11 5 Comments

“So they said this is about ‘feminism’ or whatever.”

A couple days ago NBC picked up David E. Kelley’s spec script for “Wonder Woman”, which casts Diana as “a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life” . . . ugh.  Now TVLine is reporting McG is the “odds-on favorite” to direct the pilot.  Really?  I know he directed Charlie’s Angels so by some convoluted Hollywood logic that means, “He directed a movie with crime-fighting girls in it, so he must understand feminism hurr durr derp.”  So it sounds like the Amazon with powers matching Superman is going to be a business gal just trying to have it all (will she or won’t she hook up with Gerard Butler?), while the director throws in plenty of unnecessary bullet time shots where you can almost see up her sensible gray business skirt.  Also, McG’s been headbutted by Bill Murray, so he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

Sidenote: A couple days ago BK commented, “I plan to remix Bender’s ‘Single Female Lawyer’ theme song with the Wonder Woman 70′s theme song, just as soon as I sleep off this roofie colada.”  It sounded like a great idea (especially the part about a roofie colada right about now), so I made this:

Single Female Lawyer

Fighting for her client,

Wearing sexy miniskirts,

And being self-reliant.

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When not writing for Uproxx, Caleb likes to volunteer at the legless cat shelter and photoshop the Babadook into all of his family photos. He once resolved the question “To be or not to be?” through the clever use of General Semantics. Your mom thinks you could be more like him if you only applied yourself.

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