Don Cheadle Defends All-Women 'Wonder Woman' Screenings

Alamo Drafthouse plans to expand the program across America
Don Cheadle Defends All-Women 'Wonder Woman' Screenings
Patty Jenkins is set to release her kick-ass new movie Wonder Woman this week, but a particular patriarchy-smashing promotion has some of the internet's most insufferable members in a tizzy. As previously reported, the Alamo Drafthouse has planned multiple women-only screenings of the film, and the web's dumbest dudes are having a meltdown.

Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix said the company now plans to expand their women-only screenings across the United States.

"We are very excited to present select, women-only Wonder Woman screenings at Alamo Drafthouse," she said in a statement to the Washington Post. "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.… 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."

UPDATE (03/31, 11:20 a.m. EDT): Alamo Drafthouse have sent a statement to Exclaim!, which reads, "Obviously, Alamo Drafthouse recognizes 'Wonder Woman' is a film for all audiences, but our special women-only screenings may have created confusion - we want everybody to see this film."

While some of the nation's most misogynist men are revealing themselves to be whinging crybabies, a handful of men are also standing up for the screenings. Take, for example, actor/director Don Cheadle, who is standing up to trolls on his Twitter account.

Of his many great zingers, Cheadle shot down the prospect of an all male screening by saying, "There's no point to men making a point about celebrating themselves. That's called 'the planet.'"

Read Cheadle's best Wonder Woman clap backs below.
           

This all comes as news emerged this morning that Lebanon's ministry of economy is seeking to ban the film because lead actress Gal Gadot is an Israeli. However, as of press time, a formal request for the ban had yet to be submitted.