One can only hope that a group of offended men have the courage to sue for discrimination. After all, this screening is an insult to men everywhere.
Can anyone say ridiculous? Those complaining need to grow up. Those suggesting a lawsuit based on discrimination need to pull their heads out of their...well, here is what The Hollywood Reporter is reporting on the "complaints."
The offense was just too much for some to bear.
It's time to pour one out for the countless male tears that are being shed in Austin, Texas over a grave injustice some men feel is being committed against the fragile male species. A movie theater in Austin is daring to host — gasp — a women-only screening of Wonder Woman.
This potential threat to world order is tremendous and truly terrifying for some men in Texas (or at least, trolls on Facebook) who are absolutely aghast that the Alamo Drafthouse theater is trying to celebrate the biggest female icon in the comic book world. Where will we be able to watch the movie? the men sob. At the same exact theater, which is also, of course, showing regular screenings as well. But will we ever get our own, male comic book superhero? the men despair. Yeah, try almost every other superhero ever.
In reality, the reactions are much more predictable.
The Drafthouse event invitation reads: "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 'People Who Identify As Women Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female."
"I hope someone sues this is discrimination based on sex," remarked one man on Twitter. "Great, let us know when you have guys-only screenings of Thor, Spider-Man, Star Wars, etc. Let's see you walk the walk now that you set this precedence," said a Facebook commentator, who meant to say precedent. The Hollywood Reporter