A couple of women-only screenings of the feature film “Wonder Woman” at Austin, Texas’ famous Alamo Drafthouse movie theater has some men pissed off.
Gizmodo.com said Thursday that tickets to the Drafthouse’s women-only showing sold out within hours and the venue is now selling tickets for a second screening.
“Wonder Woman” is a big deal, because it’s the first comic book film to star a woman in over a decade, and arguably the first female-led superhero blockbuster ever. The Drafthouse is pulling out all the stops for this screening, promising that everyone participating in this showing will be female and female-identifying… and that includes everyone working behind the scenes.”
The Drafthouse announcement 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 ‘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.”
Some men have objected, saying they’re being discriminated against.