Praise for the Film

Girls still need those fantasy female superheroes — just as boys have Superman and Captain America — so they can see themselves as empowered and taking action and having ‘exciting adventures. – Diana Reese, Washington Post

We need strong women in this world, although I would say we have many whose strength is a quiet, behind-the-scenes power — like mothers. One of the most touching moments in the film was watching a young girl say that her mom was her superhero. – Diana Reese, Washington Post

5 Stars.If you have a daughter, it is a moral imperative that you show her this film as soon as possible.Jessica Baxter, Film Threat

The first film to recognize the importance of comic book characters in providing strong, active role models for girls and women…fills a void in popular culture critiques about the profound influence of media in shaping notions of what women can be and do.Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics and Political Commentator

4 ½ stars out of 5
With the narratives of iconic superheroes rooted deep in our psyches, Guevara-Flangagan exposes our cultural obsessions and shifting values through populist mediums and, in particular, the way women’s roles have been reflected over the decades.Astrid Francis, artsHub

Kapow! Wonder Women! hits us right where it counts, offering a nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. – Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Radio-Television-Film and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

It’s a film about empowerment, about taking a look at where we are now compared to where we were 70 years ago and realizing that yeah, there’s still a lot that needs to change—but, at the risk of sounding cheesy, with so many real-life superheroines living in the world, change is possible.” – Rebecca Pahle, The Mary Sue

If it was the production’s intention to finally kill-off any non-believers who still consider the fantasy genre a worthless artform peopled by slackers dodging a real life, it is a goal achieved. The deeply human role our mythical figures continue to fulfil in our society, on many levels, is honoured triumphantly. Simon Foster, SCREEN-SPACE

Turns what could’ve just been a flat history of a comic book character into a brief study of female empowerment in the last century. Angela Watercutter,

Today there are more superheroines to serve as role models for children and women, but there is still a long ways to go before these heroines are treated equally and given leading roles…I highly recommend Wonder Women! The Untold Story of the American Superheroines for everyone to watch, not just women. It’s educational in an entertaining kind of way! –  Katrina Hill,

A zinger of a documentary from Kristy Guevara-Flanagan that catalogues the Amazonian princess’s passage from a Nazi-stomping can-do hero to a docile, post-Comics Code matron to feminist icon. – Callum Twigger, The Thousands City Guides

Makes a moving case for the necessity of heroic women in pop culture, never more affectingly than when a fourth-grade girl…tells how this fantasy figure in star-spangled shorts inspires her to never give up.Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle

I was enthralled by the lengths gone to to explore the beginnings of comicdom and the sense of impact the medium has had on the American Culture. – Jaron Hataway, Dallas Morning News

If you’re like me, or one of the other 400 women mouthing ‘Yes! Yes!’ during the screening, then WONDER WOMEN! will be candy for your inner feminist.Joelle Pearson, Austin Woman Magazine

What are the two greatest things on the planet? I’ll tell you. Bad-ass babes and comics. What happens when these two things collide? A mild-mannered documentarian/comic nerd is bitten by a radioactive feminist and is magically imbued with superhuman conscience and flair, I’m assuming. The result is WONDER WOMEN!, a film which at once made me feel empowered and like a terrible ’emotional woman’ stereotype because I was crying and hyperventilating with joy the entire time…if you love your daughters, girlfriends, sisters and mothers, take them to see this fantastic gem of a movie.”Kit Bryant, Little Village Magazine