Don Cheadle Defends All-Women 'Wonder Woman' Screenings
Alamo Drafthouse plans to expand the program across America
Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix said the company now plans to expand their women-only screenings across the United States.
"We are very excited to present select, women-only Wonder Woman screenings at Alamo Drafthouse," she said in a statement to the Washington Post. "That providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we're doing something right.… As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters."
UPDATE (03/31, 11:20 a.m. EDT): Alamo Drafthouse have sent a statement to Exclaim!, which reads, "Obviously, Alamo Drafthouse recognizes 'Wonder Woman' is a film for all audiences, but our special women-only screenings may have created confusion - we want everybody to see this film."
While some of the nation's most misogynist men are revealing themselves to be whinging crybabies, a handful of men are also standing up for the screenings. Take, for example, actor/director Don Cheadle, who is standing up to trolls on his Twitter account.
Of his many great zingers, Cheadle shot down the prospect of an all male screening by saying, "There's no point to men making a point about celebrating themselves. That's called 'the planet.'"
Read Cheadle's best Wonder Woman clap backs below.
An all women screening of Wonder Woman pits men against women? How? https://t.co/zAYLEJcRBV— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 30, 2017
Everything in biz has an angle. But this one is a least cool. "Women, front of the line, please. You too, Melania. No, really. It's ok..." https://t.co/rqn1jneYws— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 30, 2017
The movie was made to appeal to EVERYBODY WORLDWIDE! That's how our biz works! It's a few screenings. Good for them. You should 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 https://t.co/XN61M8szwu— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 30, 2017
The fact that it was Superman would make it Stupidman. Sexism is institutional. No special screenings necessary for that moniker to stick. https://t.co/W4UA7UEPdD— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 30, 2017
That's a thimble deep analogy. And a double standard presupposes equal footing. This ain't that. https://t.co/babyaR313J— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 30, 2017
You guys really have to stop with this stupid analogy. It's apples to carburetor parts. https://t.co/mJnjq1H6BU— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 30, 2017
This all comes as news emerged this morning that Lebanon's ministry of economy is seeking to ban the film because lead actress Gal Gadot is an Israeli. However, as of press time, a formal request for the ban had yet to be submitted.