If you were expecting a documentary about the importance of Wonder Woman to 20th and 21st Century females as a symbol of power for women, you were in the right place.
You can watch the whole thing online at the moment. Here you go.
For those of us who are already fans of the character, it's a nice tribute to the character, a nice consideration of the influence of the character across the 20th century, but the doc was also a bit frustrating.
The documentary was a good starter kit for someone to consider pop culture touchstones as gateway drugs for empowerment for women and a place to start the discussion of media portrayals of women. But, if you know your Wonder Woman (and I only kind of feel like I've scracthed the surface of the character), the film followed the prescribed narrative checklist of players and topics you'd get in talking about Wonder Woman's history if you were to talk on the subject for more than five minutes.
- William Moulton Marston's creation of a lie-detector and his hang-ups on bondage scenarios are touched upon
- Glora Steinem talks the first cover of Ms.
- Lynda Carter gets interviewed (and is still just as stunning)
- various academics are interviewed who talk about what it means to have a strong female character at the start of World War II
- Wonder Woman's second tier place in comics after WWII