ROCK SPRINGS — April is Pay Equity Month, and to celebrate its observance Western Wyoming Community College’s Cultural Affairs Committee is sponsoring a free film screening of the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1005. Payday candy bars will be served to highlight the pay-equity theme.
“Wonder Women!” traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of the Wonder Woman character from her inception during the 1940s to her present-day popularity as part of the DC Universe and its forthcoming “Justice League” films. The documentary also looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, the documentary features interviews with actresses Lynda Carter (TV’s “Wonder Woman”) and Lindsay Wagner (TV’s “Bionic Woman”), as well as real-life “superheroines” such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others. For anyone who is interested in comic books, superheroes, and the impact of popular culture on the progress of women’s rights, “Wonder Women!” is a must-see movie.
A panel discussion will follow the film. Assistant Professor of Composition Heather Pristash, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology Stephen Miraglia, Ph.D., Western speech and debate student Rachel Tolhurst, and Bitter Sweet Bombshell roller-derby athletes Ava Thump and Chaotic Cougar will serve on the panel. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.