Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonder Woman's Makeover (Makeunder?)

I read this article today regarding Wonder Woman (the comic book hero).  And before you go thinking I'm this avid comic book fan, I'm not.  Not that there's anything wrong with being a comic book fan, I'm just trying to put this post into perspective for y'all.

Reading this article, I felt torn.  As a child of the 1970's, I was a humongo fan of the television show, "Wonder Woman", starring Lynda Carter.  (Yes, it's Lynda with a "y"...that's how much of a fan I am.  Look it up if you don't believe me.)  I'm torn because Wonder Woman will forever be burned into my brain as wearing those hotpants-that-are-frankly-not-hotpants-but-more-of-a-leotard.  She shouldn't be wearing PANTS of all things.  She should be flaunting her amazing Amazon ass in her hotpants/leotard and showing off her amazing body.  Fuck, if I looked like Wonder Woman, I'd wear that fucking leotard in public.  To Court.  With the Golden Lasso attached to my hip.  Say something.  Please.  So I can kick your ass.  "Wonder Woman! (sung to the tune of the TV show theme...look it up dammit!)

I don't think it's sexist that Wonder Woman's costume is a leotard.  She's hot.  And she's a superhero, so bitch best be in the tip-top physical condition.  Plus, lots of the male superheroes have codpieces or something that showcases their physique, usually in some sort of lyrca-spandex blend.  You can't hid any secrets wearing a lyrca-spandex bodysuit, any more than you can hid in a leotard.  Agreed?

Shit, Batman from the 1960s had a lyrca-spandex bodysuit and a pair of black panties over the bodysuit.  Granted, Adam West wasn't exactly a "buff" superhero, but seriously.  He couldn't hid anything in that grey bodysuit and black panties. 

What's next?  Isn't anything sacred anymore?

2 comments:

Jodey/Fat Chick Biker said...

I always loved the way the front came up to a point...I wanted underwear like that. Not that I would look ANYWHERE near as hot as WW in mine.

Hmmm....I wonder if they make plus size underroos...;)

Kim said...

I used to have one pair of wonderwoman underpants as a kid. they rocked.