General audiences and famous faces alike continue to fall in love with Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, the unquestionable hit of the summer so far. One of those famous faces includes talk show titan Oprah Winfrey, who threw a party at her home for a group of kids to celebrate the release of the film.
Throughout her long career, Oprah's name became synonymous with selfless giveaways for a good cause. Her decision to throw a Wonder Woman-themed party for 28 10-year-old kids comes from celebrating the empowerment of women in the film, a sentiment that has been mirrored throughout the film industry.
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot adored Winfrey's kind gesture for the kids, posting a video on her Twitter account of Oprah putting the finishing touches on a cake modeled after the Amazing Amazonian warrior. Take a look below:
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2017
The cake was created by Charm City Cakes to include a design with the heroine's famous headband wrapped around the circumference topped by a figure of Gadot in an action pose. The official "Wonder Woman Day" took place on June 3rd, which happened to fall during the opening weekend of the film's release. DC Comics celebrated 75 years of the character with various festivities in 2,000 comic book stores around the world.
Oprah's party speaks to the widespread impact that the film has had throughout popular culture, specifically to how the movie speaks to children. The importance of a superhero film starring a woman directed by a woman has not been lost on general audiences, and the positive influence is already being felt throughout everyday life.
Director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter herself on Sunday to share an inspiring note from a kindergarten teacher, listing the many Wonder Woman-related things that happened this week at their school:
My producer just sent me this... ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/3DzIaMueIh
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 11, 2017
Wonder Woman appears to be having a profound effect on the kids who are going to see the film, giving them a new idol to root for and play as during recess. This note is especially powerful in how it details the reactions of little girls, finally with a major superhero to root for on screen. In a superhero landscape dominated by men, it certainly can only be positive to have more representation across the board.
Future female superhero Brie Larson is another one of Wonder Woman's many big fans. The future Captain Marvel had a mini love-fest with Jenkins, showing that the mutual respect between two famous women transcends any sort of Marvel-DC conflict.
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