WILL WONDER WOMAN WOW YOU?
Une héroïne de notre époque ?
Un bustier rouge et doré, une culotte bleu parsemée d’étoiles blanches, un lasso et des bracelets magiques… Wonder Woman apparait dans des revues de bandes dessinées en pleine Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Cette figure anti-nazi est ensuite devenue l’un des symboles les plus forts du féminisme aux Etats-Unis. La sortie de ses nouvelles aventures au cinéma cette quinzaine va-t-elle confirmer la légende ?
The cold, ugh, that was the hardest thing about shooting the movie,” Gadot said during an interview in Los Angeles in early March. Tall and rangy, she was eight months pregnant, with hair scraped back in a ponytail and her face free of makeup. Eagerly eating eggs and fruit, she chatted easily about the role that might turn her into a household name after “Wonder Woman” is released. 1. rangy élancé / scraped back tiré vers l'arrière / ponytail queue de cheval / makeup maquillage / eagerly avec enthousiasme / household name célébrité. 2.The film will be the first superhero movie in over a decade to feature a woman as its title character, and the first time a female director will be in charge of such a film. And it will also be the first time that Wonder Woman — a seminal character dating from 1941 in the DC Comics universe — will be the star of a feature film. Male characters from the same stable, on the other hand, are consistently rebooted, reflecting the general belief that the audience for superhero movies is mostly male.
3. Asked whether she felt the pressure of being the first actress in a long time to carry a live-action superhero movie, Gadot laughed. “When you put it like that, yes!” she said. “But at the end of the day, that can’t be something that drives me. I tried to focus on what is important for me: the heart of the character, and how to deliver the best result in the most interesting way.”
4. Gadot, who made her first appearance as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, is little-known to moviegoers and represents a gamble for the studio. Roven declined to give a specific budget for the film but said it was “at the low end of what these movies cost.” “Batman v Superman” was estimated to cost around $250 million.
5.The path to a Wonder Woman feature film has been a long one for Warner Bros., with various development projects dating to the mid-1990s. In late 2014, after reports that the studio was looking for a female director, Michelle MacLaren signed on to the project but left a few months later, citing creative differences. The studio turned to Jenkins, best known for “Monster.”
6.“I had been talking to them about ‘Wonder Woman’ for 10 years,” Jenkins said in a recent Skype interview. “They were interested, but they had a certain idea of what they wanted to do, and didn’t feel I was the right director. Then, I think they realized that they did want to go in my direction.”
7.That direction, Jenkins said, was “a very straightforward origin story, true to the positive spirit of Wonder Woman, a great love story, a good sense of humor.” To that end, “Wonder Woman” is faithful, she said, to the legend told by the original comics.
8. William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator, posited Diana as an alternative to aggressive male superheroes. She is a protector of the innocent, beautiful and good, as well as endowed with superpowers, magical weapons and great strength. The comic- book drawings also convey sexual allure, with Diana in cleavage-baring bustiers and high heels that can seem at odds with the feminist message the character is said to embody.
9.Gadot said that after she got the part, fans criticized her breasts for being too small. She said she is frequently asked how to reconcile her skimpy costume and the film’s message. “I think as a feminist, you should be able to wear whatever you like!” Gadot said. “In any case, there is such a misunderstanding of the concept. Feminism is about equality and choice and freedom. And the writers, Patty and myself all figured that the best way to show that is to show Diana as having no awareness of social roles. She has no gender boundaries. To her, everyone is equal.”
10.Reflecting on making the movie, Gadot said that as the mother of two girls, she felt proud to have played a superhero who can offer a new role model. “We have seen so many male-driven stories, so the more strong, female narratives we have, the better,” she said. “I’m sure the movie will inspire girls, but you can’t empower women without empowering men, too. I hope Wonder Woman will be an icon for them, too.”
“Feminism is about equality and choice and freedom.”
Gal Gadot, at the London Hotel in Los Angeles. (Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times)