Wonder Woman is a huge success. It’s made almost $654 million, has received great reviews, is breaking box office records and getting a sequel. They’re even rumored to be re-shooting Justice League to include more of her. It seems like everyone loves Wonder Woman, but not everyone does. There are some people out there who are shrugging “More like Whatever Woman” over it, and one of those people is Alicia Silverstone.
Alicia was at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity last week to promote her upcoming show American Woman (aka Kyle Richards’ show for TV Land) with her co-star Mena Suvari. During an interview with Variety, Alicia and Mena were asked what the success of Wonder Woman means for other women in the industry. Cher seemed as enthusiastic about the success of Wonder Woman as she would be if someone offered her kid a bowl and a spoon.
“Before Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman, there have been many movies with female leads. So I get a little confused…I think about ‘But what about all those wonderful comedians who are females who have had massive hits, Bridesmaids, there’s a movie out right now that’s tons of girls [Rough Night], and I’m sure it’s killing it, right? I don’t know. I just feel like over the years, there was Mean Girls, there was Clueless, over the time we have had so many movies that have been female-driven.
I do think the audiences will go where they see something – it’s difficult. It has to be Wonder Woman, it has to have tons of flash, right? As a mom, I don’t want my kid to see all that loud effects, all the stuff that is like ‘stimulate, stimulate.’ But that’s what audiences want.”
Alicia adds that she doesn’t really think about “female shows,” and that as an audience member, she feels like “there’s tons of female interesting things.”
If you thought Alicia’s thoughts were confusing, it’s only made better by watching the video. It’s kind of like watching someone give a presentation that they didn’t prepare for, and they forgot all their stalling buzz phrases like “and as such” and “therefore, one could say.” Although I have to give her major petty points for acting like she didn’t know the character’s name was Wonder Woman. That’s like “I don’t know her” on steroids; I don’t know her to the extent that I’m not even sure what her name is.
Here’s more of Alicia at a Cannes Lion panel event last week with Mena.