WOMAN TURNS 60
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Source Variety Magazine
[ December 8th 2001 ]
superheroine, Wonder Woman, is celebrating 60
years of fighting crime. The past six decades
have seen her transformed from comic book hero
to the high-kicking 1970s TV babe Lynda Carter.
worldwide will be dressing up in her distinctive
shiny blue star hotpants and gold tiara to mark
the birthday of the forerunner of Buffy The Vampire
Slayer and Lara Croft. Dr Glyn White, lecturer
in film and media studies at the University of
Central Lancashire, said she always tried to maintain
her feminine charm in the TV series.
Woman didn't use Kung Fu, she defended herself
from bullets by bouncing them off her bracelets.
This was vital as, at the time, TV audiences would
be unlikely to react positively with strong women.
Visible strength was not thought to be attractive
to the male viewer. Fighting was seen as a male
preserve. But women can now be strong without
being seen as abnormal." White concluded.