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November 11th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

Hot off Hollywood entertainment news is Beyonce’s bid to play the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Justice League of America movie.

She’s quoted in the UK Daily Mail as saying: “A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing,”

“It’s time for that, right? It would be great.”

The role was supposedly favoured to go to Hollywood unknown Megan Gale from Australia.

Now I know for sure that I want to see a woman of colour take the role of Wonder Woman, and like her or not, she’s kinda only been White all these years. I’ve always related somewhat to the notion of Wonder Woman, but that’s probably because of the strong women warrior stories and family members I grew up with, that I of course, never saw represented in any mainstream media.

I just don’t know if Beyonce should be the one to do it. But then again, it’s not like this is an activist-y production focused on grassroots feminism.

What do you think? What has the image of Wonder Woman meant to you?

Tags: film reel, media savvy, race and racism

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