Writer/director James Cameron has spoken out twice about Warner Bros.'s Wonder Woman, admonishing the response to the film by the film industry, and Lynda Carter has two words for him: "Stop it."
"To James Cameron - STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do," Carter posted on Facebook. "Like all women - we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron - because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So--STOP IT."
In August, Cameron said Wonder Woman was "a step backwards" and that Gal Gadot's character was an "objectified icon." Cameron doubled down on his assessment earlier this week, saying while good it wasn't "groundbreaking."
"I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous," Cameron told The Hollywood Reporter. "To me, that's not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the '60s."