Lynda Carter has come out guns blazing at James Cameron after the director made fresh criticisms of the Patty Jenkins directed 'Wonder Woman.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron doubled down on his previous complaints that Gal Gadot was playing an "objectified icon", saying: "I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that's not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the '60s."
And with regards to Patty Jenkins' response to his previous comments and the controversy it brewed, he had this to say:
"So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, "letting" a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn't think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman. I thought it was a good film. Period. I was certainly shocked that [my comment] was a controversial statement. It was pretty obvious in my mind. I just think Hollywood doesn't get it about women in commercial franchises. Drama, they've got that cracked, but the second they start to make a big commercial action film, they think they have to appeal to 18-year-old males or 14-year-old males, whatever it is. Look, it was probably a little bit of a simplistic remark on my part, and I'm not walking it back, but I will add a little detail to it, which is: I like the fact that, sexually, she had the upper hand with the male character, which I thought was fun."
Jenkins has yet to comment on Cameron's latest but the original TV Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, had no problem diving right into the fray and serving up some truth, lasso or no lasso.
Once a Wonder Woman, always a Wonder Woman.