Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 7:00pm

Caption: Valerie Perez as Wonder Woman

Credit: Courtesy of Vaquera Productions

Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman in Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, airing Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film goes behind the scenes with TV stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.