The Double Standard Sermon

I've ranted on this on Facebook before so forgive me if I'm delivering the same sermon. In about two months, Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be gracing the big screen and will feature not only the two major superheroes, but Wonder Woman as well. There has been a lot of buzz about the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman due to her physique. From a facial standpoint she can get away with it, but her body definitely doesn't match the physique of the Amazon woman she is portraying. Plenty of comic book afficionados take issues with this as they wanted the casted role to be more true to form. These same people have received a ton of backlash, being called misogynistic and sexist. 

I find that extremely hilarious and ridiculous. Why? Because those exact same accusers take no issue with the male superhero roles being cast to form. Look at Captain America. Look at Thor. Wolverine. Should I go on? If Kevin Spacey was cast as Superman, people would be calling for the heads of the director and producer of such a preposterous movie. While we're at it, why don't we just get Adrian Brody with all of his glorious muscles to play the role of Thor? That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we like to call a double standard. 

Will Gadot do a good job as Wonder Woman? I think she'll be fine. Do I think they could have casted a curvier actress to play the role? Absolutely. 

Someday I'm very hopeful that my Legacy series will be turned into a movie. For those of you that have read the first novel G.L.O.W., you are aware that there are some female characters that are described as having a "fuller" shape. I did that on purpose as I'm tired of seeing the same old skinny-minnies grace our books and film. That's not reality. "But you write science fiction, Phillip. That's not reality either." Hahah, very funny. You get my point.

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