Sexy Amazon Costumes In ‘Justice League’ Sparks Controversy On The Internet
Ahead of Justice League’s highly anticipated premiere, a fan pointed out a vast difference between how Wonder Woman’s Amazonian warrior society’s costumes look in this film versus how they were portrayed in the Wonder Woman film which hit theaters earlier this year.
The Amazon warriors’ costumes in Justice League appear far more revealing than they were in director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.
A fan shared a side-by-side image of actress Brooke Ence on Twitter, who plays the Amazon warrior Penthesilea in both films, to emphasize the difference between the costumes in each film.
Ence appears significantly more covered up, wearing a full protective bodice that hides her stomach in the first movie. However, in Justice League, Ence sports a bra top revealing her abs, along with brief-like shorts that show much more of her legs than in the previous movie.
Samantha Jo, the actress who played Amazon warrior Euboea in the DC Comics films, said, “I think that the Amazons should be free to wear as much or as little clothing as each individual wants. And this was reflected in the variations of the armor that was tailored to each individual. I think that the sexualization happens largely in the intent of the creators. In this case. I’ve heard Zack Snyder and Michael Wilkinson’s name being thrown about.”
She then addressed the issue that in Wonder Woman, the Amazon warrior costumes did not appear nearly as sexualized as they did in Justice League, which according to Jo “came with a cost.”
“Yes, the Wonder Woman costumes might have covered some women up a little more, but at least with my experience… there was chafing, scrapes, pinched and bruised skin at my shoulder/arm joint, stepping on my leather straps and tripping,” she said.
“For practical reasons, I personally was very happy when Michael offered up solutions for my Justice League costume that made me the most comfortable in my work and in my body.”
In case you wonder: Here's a picture of how the Amazons looked in Wonder Woman...next to pic how they look in Justice League. First designed by Lindy Hemming, second by Michael Wilkinson.
Some steps backwards, methinks. pic.twitter.com/IVqeX7PBso
Look, I'm not a fan of skimpy Amazon costumes, but if you're going to share the Justice League pic, remember these were their training costumes in Wonder Woman: pic.twitter.com/IWbwoLaV7h— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) November 13, 2017
It is and I agree :( This isn't a 140 character response, but for those interested- here are my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/h44CwS9R7x— Samantha Jo (@SamWJo) November 14, 2017
[via CBR, opening image via Twitter]