Wonder Woman for real
When Wonder Woman was made, it was a risky move for DC. They had no idea how well audiences would take to Israeli badass Gal Gadot as the heroine, so they signed her for a three-picture contract covering Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and upcoming Justice League. As it turned out, she was a huge success in the role and Wonder Woman made a whopping $821.8 million at the box office which means it’s the most successful DCEU release so far.
The film was part financed through Brett Ratner’s production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Now this month Ratner has come under fire from sexual harassment allegations from six different women, including Olivia Munn who has been trying to speak up against the producer for years. All the way back in 2010 Munn published a series of essays, one detailing her harassment at the hands of a director who masturbated in front of her without her consent. Ratner went on TV to say that the allegation was about him but it was a lie and genuinely said “Well, I banged her”. Less than a week later he admitted that was a lie because he’s a real piece of shit. Oh did we mention that he was dropped from producing the Oscars for saying “rehearsals are for fags”, too?
It's great to see women in Hollywood use their negotiating power like this. It would be awesome to see men join them. https://t.co/WTieHAR6tE— Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) November 11, 2017
Now we’re up to date on the background, we get to the important stuff. Gadot, proving she really is Wonder Woman, is refusing to sign another contract that includes Ratner’s company because she doesn’t want him to profit from her movies in any way. People are praising her decision as an example of hitting harassers where it really hurts, and urging other famous men and women to start doing the same. We love Gal, and we can’t wait to see the new movies with absolutely nothing to do with Class A douchebag Brett Ratner