Jan 7, 2021
This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, the world of men do not deserve her! Break out your Lasso of Truth for Minisode 29: Wonder Woman. Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about both of director Patty Jenkins’s big screen takes: Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984. We discuss the original film’s unique WWI setting, its mythic depiction of Amazons and their secret island of Themyscira, and the character-driven storytelling so rare in a superhero film. Then we move on to WW84, debating whether its about-face into ‘80s romp was the right play, just how creepy was that Steve Trevor plot, and oh what could have been with Barbara Minerva. Plus: wedge heels nooooo, horse stunts yessss, the femslash vibes of early dinner, American-issued bag!, Vera always wants more Athena, and just what is with these movies’ obsession with Elf?