Last night, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin announced an all-female screening for Wonder Woman. It’s a fun idea, especially since the ratio of male-centric superhero movies to female-centric is about 200 to 1. Literally 1.
Here’s the official announcement from the Drafthouse Facebook page:
Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying “No Guys Allowed” for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.
But the announcement, which meant all the well in the word, ruffled the fragile feathers of all the angry men out there on The Internet Dot Com, and they took time out of their busy day to let Alamo Drafthouse know just how Mad Online they were:
These are merely grains of sand on a beach of angry bros. And you gotta feel for them, right? I mean, how will they ever get a chance to see Wonder Woman now that a single theater on a single night has been completely filled up with cootie-ridden girls? I guess they’ll have to wait until it comes out on Bluray or something… at least then they won’t be surrounded by all these girls and their skirts.
Oh, and speaking of that single night… Alamo has announced a second all-female screening since the first one was sold out, despite this bros rock-solid prediction:
This wasn’t an event about inclusion, it was an event created to have some fun with an iconic female superhero, one of only a handful of female superheroes among a sea of male superheroes. What sort of angry, sexually-frustrated little boy do you need to be to get up in a twit about this? Go back in our treehouse and spray-paint “No Girls Allowed” on the door if you want, but give up this flaccid “my man feelings are hurt” sentiment about movies.
First Ghostbusters, now this?! Men have all the bad luck!