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June 06, 2017

Left Wing Film Critic Calls Gal Gadot a "Superbabe;" Left Wing SJWs Freak Out; Right Wing Scolds Join In on the Freak-Out

The real conservatives, I mean. The ones who echo and parrot their left-wing confreres and Bestest Fwiends and confirm the speech codes the left has merely proposed.

Here's the original review. Yes, he does commit the Grave Sin of noting that a beautiful woman is in fact beautiful.

Later, the left was revolting. Well, wait, they're always revolting. What I should have said they were in frothing lunacy over the review.

This of course led to Stage 3 of the Contrived Lunatic Shut-in Outrage Script: the forcible confession and ritual rending of garments.

Here's his embarrassing grovel of an apology and a beg that he not be cast Out of the Tribe.

To begin at the beginning: When I wrote that Gadot had found a "perfect blend of superbabe-in-the-woods innocence and mouthiness," it was a play on the phrase "babe in the woods." And she is literally super. But "babe" is going to be salacious no matter the context, and "superbabe" is just asking for trouble. I have no idea, though, what the problem is with "mouthiness." It’s a word I’ve used all my life to describe people -- both male and female -- who don’t sit and take guff from others, but give it right back. Pompous British higher-ups (all men) tell Diana what to do, and she tells them in essence to stuff it. That's mouthiness, and I couldn't enjoy it more.

Good Lord, grow a pair. The woman was model. The definition of a "model" is "someone who is so good-looking that people pay her large sums of money to just stand around just looking good-looking."

Or: "Hey, you're good looking, let me pay you money to wear these stupid clothes I made to make them look good looking just by being physically near you."

As for "mouthiness" -- I took it to mean "firecracker," like Lois Lane.

But I guess all women now are supposed to be "mouthy," so to call any particular woman "mouthy" is to ... I don't know. Imply that not all women are mouthy. (Which most women aren't, as most men aren't.)

Mark Hemingway objected to the fauxtrage, and especially to the "Maoist" vibe that Edelstein's forced confession emitted.

Edelstein made the grave mistake, however, of writing a review that was more concerned with the film's mythical Amazon warrior than the all too real social justice warriors who make writing anything fun or provocative on the internet a de facto crime. Edelstein initially responded to the criticisms, somewhat understandably, with a defensive Facebook post that noted he did not think "describing the appearance of the leading actress would be off limits." Alas, the Council of Wrongthink was not appeased, and so today we have a grand apologia from Edelstein that is both unneeded and an exercise in Maoist compliance....

Calling Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot a "babe," in any context seems nothing less than playful and accurate. Is it offensive to state the obvious? Edelstein calls the movie a star turn for Gadot and praises her performance, but we can't be so delusional as to think she wasn't also cast because she's hot?

He later quotes one of Edelstein's female co-workers for "giving the game away" about the real objection here: that Superman For Gurlz wasn't being treated as the politically-momentous Event of Great Import that the Maenads demanded it be treated with. (I can't quote that-- you'll just have to click Hemingway's link.)

So here we have the churning confluence of two frantic rivers here: The feminist Speech Police, and the feminist Nerdbois, who are as reverent about female comic book and Star Wars character as your average ISIS soldier is about Mohammad.

Nerdgurlz have managed to take the already annoying-on-steroids frothing moonbattery of Nerdbois and somehow inject it with even more hormone-drenched detachment from reality, perspective, and emotional centering.

To review the film as anything except a Towering Work of Staggering Genius is to Hate Women.

This is their Redemption for Ghostbusters, and they won't have you criticizing their Amazon Jesus. This film is to be only viewed as a Breakthrough Political Tract of Good Feelz for Gurlz.

And btw, I don't even mind girls being excited to "finally have one." I have long liked the Wonder Woman character. Though her backstory and exact power-set tend to change frequently (in the 70s, she had no powers, and became just a judo-using spy), there is one aspect of her that remains constant:

She's really, really, really hot. She's a demigod, for crying out loud. Zeus was her father, and Zeus don't bother changing into a golden swan for no 7s and 8s.

(By the way, while I do hear the movie is "pretty good," I also hear it's just about as good as an mediocre Marvel movie (Red Letter Media so said). So while it's a big, big step up for DC, it's not a hugely important superhero movie, and of course, no comic book movie is a particularly important movie. But it's now being claimed as a Key Feminist Text, so we're all supposed to worship it for just being a good, fun popcorn movie starring a hot woman.)

One very important TV critic who for some reason is given a political platform who objected to Mark Hemingway's defense of calling a beautiful woman "beautiful" was super-conservative Jon Podhoretz:

Disgusting? Okay, well, then why is John Podhoretz also ejaculating about how good-looking George Clooney, his wife, and their yet-unborn children are or will be?

Is it because he's objectifying equally -- noting the physical attractiveness of a man too, which is kind of gayballz dude, if I'm being honest, and children of yet-unknown sex as well?

I don't know-- but the lunatic pack-animal speech Wildings continue, coming from the right as well as the left.

No one is allowed to just talk any longer-- and that's how you got Trump.

Yes, John Podhoretz, you gave us Trump.

Thank you!

By the Way: I'm sure glad that none of the Social Justice Media moistened themselves about how hot Henry Cavill was as Superman.

Oh wait -- they did. But that's different because while the Male Gaze is Rape, the Female Gaze is just bein' horny.

And... Why did David Edelstein bring up the kinky and strange Real-Life Backstory of how and why Wonder Woman was created?

Because it's one of the more interesting and weird real-life backstories in comic lore. And most people even semi-familiar with the comic world know about it.

Wonder Woman’s eccentric creator was born near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1893 and was brought up by his mother Annie and her sisters. The matriarchal influence rubbed off and Marston became an early supporter of women’s rights.

He was fiercely intelligent and went on to study law and then psychology at Harvard, where in 1915 he married his childhood sweetheart Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, who he called Betty.

A lawyer and psychologist, she had observed that her blood pressure rose whenever she was angry or excited, and carried out some ground- breaking research — which Marston later passed off as his own, and which led to the development of the lie detector machine.

But being the sex obsessive that he was, he found the gadget was useful for more than just finding fibbers. It could also be used to ­measure women’s erotic arousal when they were watching raunchy films — and he concluded that brunettes were friskier than blondes.

When America entered World War One he offered his research on blood pressure to the government, and though there was little appetite for his invention, he was assigned to the US Army School of Military Psychology.

There he met librarian Marjorie W Huntley, a women’s rights campaigner, who set his own pulse racing. A believer in the psychic power of the orgasm, she became his lover and introduced him to bondage.

After the war, Marston took her back to his marital home in Massachusetts, where she and the couple became what Marjorie later described as “a threesome”.

A lot of Wonder Women covers featured bound women -- Wonder Woman binding another hot woman. A hot villainess binding Wonder Woman. Groups of shadowy men binding a frightened (but maybe excited!) Wonder Woman.

This isn't obscure, really. Maybe also not common knowledge, but well-known enough that someone would be right to note, in passing, that the visual kinkiness of Wonder Woman's early days has been suppressed in a new film.

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