Views clash about what makes Won­der Woman

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THE Aus­tralian artist who has been draw­ing Won­der Woman for more than a decade has hit back at di­rec­tor James Cameron’s neg­a­tive com­mentsm­ments on the su­per­hero movie.

De­spite Won­der Woman’ss enor­mous suc- cess at the boxx of­fice, Cameron says the film is not as ground­break­ing as many crit­icss claim.

He says he cre­at­edtd a strongt fe­male char­ac­ter in Sarah Con­nor in the Ter­mi­na­tor films, but called Won­der Woman’s por­trayal by ac­tor Gal Gadot (pic­tured) overly sex­u­alised and sim­plis­tic.

Artist Ni­cola Scott said Cameron didn’t un­der­stand Won­der Wom Woman’s strength or o oth­er­world­li­ness.

“He’s right in th that when he crea ated Sarah Con­nor he re­ally pro­vided someth thing new for the gen­eral au­di­ence, a new kind of fe­male role model, but I don’t think h he owns theth li­cen­cel on fe­male em­pow­er­ment,” she said. “To say all women need to be that com­pli­cated and that messy to be strong is re­ally con­fin­ing.”

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