First a confession: I loved the 1970s TV series "Wonder Woman," which aired on ABC (set during World War II) and then on CBS (set in the present day) -- and idolized Lynda Carter. But I think we can all agree that that costume was utterly ridiculous -- or entirely impractical for a D-cup crime fighter. Also, those DC winters? They can be really cold. Wouldn't Wonder Woman/Diana Prince's Amazon princess blood have frozen? At the bare minimum, there was a serious frostbite risk.
ANYWAY... flash forward to the present. As some of you may know, David E. Kelley is producing a new version of the TV series for NBC, starring Adrianne Palicki. (Yeah, I never heard of her either.) And there has been quite the costume controversy.
Apparently a lot of fans complained that the first costume -- featuring royal blue rubber pants and matching blue boots -- made Wonder Woman look like a porn star. (Though, uh, isn't that kind of the point, guys?) So the costume designers went back to Paradise Island and came up with a costume more in keeping with the original (see above), restoring Wonder Woman's boots to their original red, though keeping the push-up bustier intact. I know! PHEW! (FYI: The after version is far left.)
Now I don't know about all of you, but all the real Wonder Women I know -- and I know several -- wouldn't be caught dead fighting crime (or their boss), or driving their kid to school or to soccer practice or to dance, in blue spandex pants, red vinyl boots, and a red spandex bustier. (Though the new series is set in LA, and that may be standard practice there.) In fact, they would probably get fired for dressing like that for work -- and would be the object of derision among the other moms. (Woman: "Did you see what that Diana Prince wore to the soccer game last Saturday? Disgraceful! Husband: "I don't know. I thought she looked OK.")
That said, that lasso would sure come in handy. (Seriously, how awesome would it be to have a Lasso of Truth?)
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