Josh Whedon's Sexist Wonder Woman Script Was Leaked And The Women Of Twitter Are Going In

The man behind the Avengers and upcoming Batgirl created a 'viscerally insulting experience'

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The new Wonder Woman film has been met with thunderous acclaim.

We're all riding high off the various elements of kick-ass-ness that this film has provided.

Whether it's the strong, real Amazonian extras we've spoken to, the reactions from nursery kids, the responses of celebs, public and critics alike, the smashing of Box Office Records, the quality and strength of the script and storyline and, of course, the general fabulousness of Gal Gadot, we literally can't get enough of the film.

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Though, with the sound of every woman realising her inner demi-God, their is also the faint noise of sexism ringing in our ears.

When we heard that cinemas were providing women-only screenings, the news was soon followed but hurt bros voicing their concern.

Just as we felt secure in our devoted love of boundary-breaking Gadot, we learnt that she got paid 46 times less than Henry Cavill in his Superman film.

A now a leaked script of an unmade Wonder Woman film from back in 2006 has surfaced on the internet.

Written by the widely- acknowledged feminist screenwriter Joss Wheldon, the scrip, which was leaked last week, is all kinds of terrible.

Weldon is the mind behind 90s icon Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a TV show that put a strong female at the forefront.

He has also been a particularly vocal and active supporter of Planned Parenthood, having made a short film as well as donating a considerable amount of cash.

But this doesn't stop the true awfulness of the work, and as Movie Pilot News editor-at-large Alisha Grauso tweeted in a thread, being woke is a work-in-progress and no-one is perfect.

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Women across Twitter have been sharing screen grabs of parts of the script which are particularly ick-worthy.

People have pointed out the cringe-worthy and extensive descriptions of Diana's looks.

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That the Amazonians are particularly...ahem...male-focussed.

That the male character Steve is the most unlikeable and sexist love interest ever.

She continually gets called derogatory terms.

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She does a 'sexy dance' to get attention.

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Her clothing is consistently commented upon.

And there's a side-order of racially insensitive characterisation. Our favourite!

Many women have pointed out that the script is actually far-from amusing and warn others against delving into the full text.

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We could go on.

Thankfully, the script never made it to the screen, and it was written 11 years ago.

However, Whedon is apparently in talks to be writing and directing in the new Batgirl film.

Hopefully he will take notes off the women of the internet.

(And Patty Jenkins, obviously)

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