Much Ado About Wonder Woman

Stephen Miller (aka @RedSteeze) bought a ticket to Wonder Woman and the internet lost its collective mind. Alamo Drafthouse intended the viewing to be women-only … until Stephen decided to join them. The Conservatarians co-host returns from vacation to talk about his trip to the movies, the international media coverage it garnered, and the people on the right and left who tried to co-opt it.

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  1. Sorry, I can't take this … Inactive

    I love the Wonder Woman theme to the old Linda Carter TV show. It has such a great baseline.

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    • June 10, 2017, at 7:35 AM PDT
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  2. Sorry, I can't take this … Inactive

    Also, this was a great wrap up to the movie controversy. I think you teased out the correct lessons–Twitter is nothing like real life and media will try to take advantage of any controversy.

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    • June 10, 2017, at 9:16 AM PDT
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  3. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    The 2016 Ghostbusters bombed because it was not funny. (And I was not that impressed with Wonder Woman. I thought it covered much of the same ground as the first Captain America, but didn’t do it as well.)

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    • June 10, 2017, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  4. Belt Member

    Stephen, you said that the Daily Show email referenced the gender discrimination angle, but I think you miss the point of that. I suspect it was bait. I think they thought they could get into your confidence by playing up that as the reason for their interest, based on what they thought your biases were, and what your intention of going to the women-only screening was.

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    • June 10, 2017, at 7:26 PM PDT
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  5. outlaws6688 Inactive

    [redacted]

    • #5
    • June 11, 2017, at 12:48 PM PDT
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  6. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    Cigarettes After Sex has planted an earworm deep inside my branial cavity. I don’t need REO Speedwagon churning through muh wee melon all day. For several days.

    Although earworms are less painful than boreworms.

    Image result for Bring Me the Bore Worms

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    • June 12, 2017, at 3:49 AM PDT
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  7. Lois Lane Coolidge

    I think it was great to call out the hypocrisy of the Left in a dignified way, and I didn’t understand any of the arguments on the right that discouraged the simple act of buying a movie ticket per the laws of the land.

    As I said elsewhere, I’m also not at all surprised that there wasn’t a last stand at the Alamo, a great movie chain in general, though I’m left wondering about the missing milkshake. ;)

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    • June 12, 2017, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  8. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Would a woman who wears a burka go to a movie with a Jewish Wonder Woman?

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    • June 13, 2017, at 7:09 AM PDT
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