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August 5, 2005 2:51 PM   Subscribe

"Heavy Metal Wonder Woman" [nsfw] With Wonder Woman being rumored to be in pre-production with Joss Wheadon at the helm, the character of Wonder Woman and Lynda Carter seem to be seeing a steady interest if not resurgence from feminist film installation artists and fans of the William Marston idealistic comic character.
posted by rabbitmoon (47 comments total)

 
WTF?

Seriously. WTF.
posted by geekhorde at 2:56 PM on August 5, 2005


i came across this on blog called "pink is the new blog" thought it was funny, and interesting and definately bizarre. it's obviously one of "those things" designed for a gallery like dira birnbaum's film. i just think its compelling and ironic to see comic art become fodder for high-art.
posted by rabbitmoon at 3:03 PM on August 5, 2005


From the website - "A hysterical hybridization of the Wonder Woman comic character, superhero cartoons, Betty Page stag films, and Death Metal performance. "

Oh, so that's what that was.

I still don't think I understand, did they run out of money for the green-screen?
posted by aenea at 3:03 PM on August 5, 2005


boo. a crappy video does not a good post make.
posted by gnutron at 3:03 PM on August 5, 2005


Observations of the creator of this film:

1. Women have been stereotyped in a number of ways
2. Stereotypes of women and the mold of a superhero interact interestingly
3. I've got this great stock footage of a woman dancing while dressed as Wonder Woman, and my friend has some bandwidth available

Ah, high art indeed!
posted by gurple at 3:07 PM on August 5, 2005


Joss Whedon?! Well, I can write that one off already. tsk tsk
posted by mischief at 3:12 PM on August 5, 2005


Whisky Tango Foxtrot?
posted by fixedgear at 3:16 PM on August 5, 2005


Wow. I wish it were longer. Or slower.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:17 PM on August 5, 2005


Now that's how Wonder Woman manages to give the impression that she flies -- she "pilots" a transparent plane.

Other than that, I'm giving the choregraphy a F -- and I'm being generous.
posted by NewBornHippy at 3:18 PM on August 5, 2005


Whilst that was the lamest video I've ever sat through, you did point us to a pretty decent website of time-wasting videos.

Drunks at work pretty much explains how I felt after the wonder woman 'hysterics'.

I'm not sure how old this is, but the something awful interview was pretty funny too.
posted by channey at 3:29 PM on August 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


Why is the video marked "nsfw"? She doesn't get nekkid or anything...
posted by Potsy at 3:31 PM on August 5, 2005


i wasn't sure about the heavy metal part so i labeled it nsfw - plus the metal music is pretty loud. - i loved that something is awful interview - channey!
posted by rabbitmoon at 3:39 PM on August 5, 2005


If, unlike mischief, you are interested in the Whedon version of Wonder Woman then check out an extensive interview with him where among other things he talks about his current thinking for the project including such revelations as:

"I do not believe [Wonder Woman] will be flying. I think we have a guy who flies. I don’t see her flying. She might jump. There could be some hopping. And there may in fact be an invisible plane. But if there is, it will be because it came out really cool. And I have theories about how to make that work."
posted by donovan at 3:43 PM on August 5, 2005


i just think its compelling and ironic to see comic art become fodder for high-art.

No comment.
posted by designbot at 3:52 PM on August 5, 2005


The best part was when she danced out of sync in front of the green screen.
posted by Rothko at 4:01 PM on August 5, 2005


Suffering Sappho!
posted by brain_drain at 4:01 PM on August 5, 2005


That was so not high art. Ugh.
posted by ddf at 4:04 PM on August 5, 2005


"Why is the video marked "nsfw"? She doesn't get nekkid or anything"

I don't know, maybe say..... the blood streaming from her vagina???
posted by j.p. Hung at 4:22 PM on August 5, 2005


newsflash jp: women bleed from their vagina every month. it's normal, and not to be feared.
posted by bizwank at 4:29 PM on August 5, 2005


so, bizwank... you have several pictures of blood streaming from vaginas hanging up at work, then, do you?

I ask purely out of curiosity.
posted by gurple at 4:35 PM on August 5, 2005


You've found the section of the internet marked 'Lame'.
posted by Kickstart70 at 4:39 PM on August 5, 2005


Her invisible plane really isn't invisible, more like a Plexiglass plane withought an engine. Ideally, she should have a cloaking device like the Klingon ships in Star Trek.
posted by disgruntled at 5:09 PM on August 5, 2005


I for one, loved it. Dancing smiling girls in superheroine outfits... though she did look a bit "hearty". Which everone adores.... hearty sweaty, slightly hairy wonderwomen.
posted by hatchetjack at 5:20 PM on August 5, 2005


Heavy metal wonder women.
Matt, can we have a sidebar menu like the one on Doro's site? Oh, OK, thank you.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:28 PM on August 5, 2005


At least I know how to spell "Whedon". - luv m
posted by mischief at 5:39 PM on August 5, 2005


I was starting to think you guys were joking about the whole 'blood from vagina' bit.
posted by delmoi at 5:56 PM on August 5, 2005


Lynda Carter is the woman who made me realize I was a heterosexual.
posted by jonmc at 7:19 PM on August 5, 2005


Wonder woman needs a pad with wings.
posted by dsquid at 8:42 PM on August 5, 2005


"i just think its compelling and ironic to see comic art become fodder for high-art."

Fodder is right. Senselessly and needlessly thrown into the battlefield of art, to be expended in a pointless, futile effort.

The video blows in a crappy, boring, pretentious, "artistic" way.

I look forward to Wonder Woman getting the "Catwoman" treatment. Not.
posted by insomnia_lj at 8:50 PM on August 5, 2005


That was the most retarded thing I have seen online in quite some time, and I do see a lot of retarded things in the run of a day.
posted by nightchrome at 10:02 PM on August 5, 2005


Yeah, I vote stupid. I want my 3 minutes back.
posted by Bonzai at 10:40 PM on August 5, 2005


Wonder Woman is, it seems, a terrible dancer. And they didn't go far enough with the original comic's bondage themes.
posted by maxsparber at 2:14 AM on August 6, 2005


So that's what PMS looks like...
posted by Pendragon at 2:24 AM on August 6, 2005


Pointless; dumb.
posted by squirrel at 7:08 AM on August 6, 2005


i just think its compelling and ironic to see comic art become fodder for high-art.

You make the baby Lichtenstein cry when you type that...
posted by Slothrop at 7:33 AM on August 6, 2005


Lamer than a three-legged fawn with polio.

backstory to the somethingawful video.
posted by blag at 8:19 AM on August 6, 2005


Boooo!!!!
The Someting Awful interview was funny in a sick sort of way though...
posted by Edible Energy at 8:30 AM on August 6, 2005


I didn't think it was physically possible to suck and blow at the same time... but there it is.
posted by Joeforking at 9:58 AM on August 6, 2005


well in defense of this peculiar film, i'm the one that applied "high art" to it. i didn't know how else to describe it, because it wasn't low art, and it wasn't narrative. it definately, in my eyes was a "WTF". but i thought it was funny. in any case, art is subjective and too each their own. :)
posted by rabbitmoon at 10:59 AM on August 6, 2005


Yeah, I vote stupid. I want my 3 minutes back.

no WAY that was only 3 minutes. felt at least 30.

Rachel Dratch should just stick to Debbie Downer.
posted by tu11ym0n at 11:58 AM on August 6, 2005


it's not available anymore--boo
posted by amberglow at 5:58 PM on August 8, 2005


awwwww. What a loss for humankind.
posted by Edible Energy at 6:30 PM on August 8, 2005


well, i wanna see it after reading all this response to it.
posted by amberglow at 6:40 PM on August 8, 2005


i guess it is returning at a higher resolution through a different host. found info at artist site
posted by rabbitmoon at 4:58 PM on August 12, 2005


here is the artist's website address...


http://www.lostheadfactory.com
posted by rabbitmoon at 4:59 PM on August 12, 2005


here is a link to the heavy metal wonder woman!!!!

http://www.stypticmedia.com/saat/hmww/

and something called "purple glob"

http://www.purpleglob.styptic.net

very strange!
posted by rabbitmoon at 10:08 PM on September 4, 2005


here is a link to the heavy metal wonder woman!!!!

http://www.stypticmedia.com/saat/hmww/

and something called "purple glob"

http://www.purpleglob.styptic.net

very strange!
posted by rabbitmoon at 10:09 PM on September 4, 2005


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