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'Wonder Women' documentary exploring superheroines' impact on feminism to air on PBS

By T.J. Murray,

Wonder Woman has been around since before World War II, and her role as a feminist icon has varied greatly. A documentary exploring the relationship between the superheroine and the role of women is set to air on PBS on April 15th.

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The documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines follows the sometimes-forward and sometimes-disparaging roles of Wonder Woman since her creation in the 1940s, according to Newsarama.

IGN reports that the movie's light duration of 62 minutes makes it hard to put together a thorough analysis of both Wonder Woman and the feminist movement.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed the documentarian, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, about all things Wonder Woman. Of note, Guevara-Flanagan pins DC's lack of a Wonder Woman movie on the company's fears regarding building a franchise around a female character. The assessment seems viable - even Marvel's enviable movie franchise has yet to produce a female-centered superheroine flick.

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