Lynda Carter has blasted James Cameron for his repeated comments about the Wonder Woman movie.
Cameron trashed Wonder Woman back in August, calling praise for the movie “self-congratulatory back-patting,” and saying that the film was “a step backwards” from Cameron’s own work in the Terminator franchise. “She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit,” Cameron said of Sarah Connor in his own film.
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins soon fired back, saying that Cameron’s “inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.”
But Cameron doubled down this week, saying of star Gal Gadot, “she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground.” Cameron then went on to praise his own work once again, saying Sarah Connor is better than Wonder Woman because “there was nothing sexual about her character.”
Now, the original Wonder Woman has responded. Lynda Carter took to Facebook to post:
To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.
Will Cameron take her advice? Probably not.