The original Wonder Woman answered to criticism over the character’s sexuality

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter attend the Wonder Woman UN Ambassador Ceremony at United Nations on October 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Lynda Carter told New York Times that she loves her character and considers it to be iconic for all women. Carter defended the fictional superheroes “skimpy outfits”, and denied the character was just a “male fantasy”. She explained: “If you think of the ’70s, that was miniskirts and bikinis. I never really thought of Wonder Woman as a super-racy character. She wasn’t out there being predatory. She was saying: “You have a problem with a strong woman? I am who I am, get over it.” I never played her as mousy. I played her being for women, not against men. For fair play and fair pay.”

<“I still have women at airports coming up to me saying: “Oh, you don’t know what it meant to me. That show got me through this difficult time, that difficult time.” That’s really where the fantasy became a reality, where Wonder Woman became something much more than a TV show or a comic book. And I’ll tell you this, when women recognise me in airports, I hold them in my arms and they cry. If a guy comes up and says, “Oh my God, I had such a crush on you when I was a teenager,” I say: “Talk to the hand. I don’t want to know.”/p>


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