Wonder Woman producers thought women didn't like Lynda Carter

Wonder Woman producers thought women didn't like Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter stated that the producers of the original Wonder Woman television series (1975-1979) initially thought women would not like her portrayal of Diana, mainly because of her costume.

Carter, says that even the producers themselves had doubts at the time about the female opinion towards her costume, but she herself has always countered this, arguing that, instead, the female audience would end up adoring her, and that women really wanted to be her or, at worst, her best friends. This is because, Wonder Woman does not want to represent a "predatory" woman, Wonder Woman wants to represent the strength that is in all women.

This was the message that Lynda Carter wanted to be conveyed by the character who was going to interpret, really distant from the concept of "woman object" but, indeed, an example of strength and self-determination.

The producers of the time, however, were seriously worried that the behavior, and the costume, of Carter in the show , could upset the spirits of the female audience. However, her interpretation proved them wrong, making the actress "popular enough" to deserve a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

Some clips of Wonder Woman played by Carter, are part of the short film / artistic performance Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79), made by Dara Birnbaum, an artist known for having always challenged various gender prejudices since the 1970s. In Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79), Birnbaum attempted to explore the concept of identity and femininity in the media, and the involvement of a figure like that of Carter certainly turned out to be one of the fundamental pillars of the work. br>

Given the success of the Wonder Woman character, which has come to the present day (Amazon link to recent films) with still all its power and meaning, we can safely think that, at the time, the producers had committed a very big mistake of evaluation!

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