When a women-only screening of the new Wonder Woman film elicited the sounds of tiny violins across the internet, the organizers decided to step it up a notch.
The event — for “people who identify as women only” — was originally planned to be a one-night screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin on June 6.
“So lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created,” said an announcement on the Alamo’s website.
The screening quickly sold out — and garnered considerable groans and moans from the internet’s least self-aware men, who took out their measly frustrations over being left out on the Alamo’s Facebook page. The slew of virtual whining had the opposite effect than it intended, as it inspired the Alamo to add even more female-identifying dates in Austin and in Brooklyn.
“That providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right,” Morgan Hendrix, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager told the Washington Post.
“As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters.”
All proceeds from the Brooklyn screenings will also go to Planned Parenthood. Wonder Woman will be released to all on June 2.