This is nothing but trouble. But I guess it’s to be expected since this guy has written nothing but mediocre courtroom dramas - Ally McBeal, The Practice, Boston Legal, and Harry’s Law. So why the hell is this guy writing Wonder Woman?
The Daily Beast has obtained a copy of Kelley’s draft of the Wonder Woman pilot script, dated December 16, 2010—and it’s laughably bizarre. In Kelley’s vision, Wonder Woman is presented as a weepy career woman-slash-superheroine with three identities (Wonder Woman; Diana Themyscira, the chairman of Themyscira Industries; and mousy assistant Diana Price) to juggle.
Why does she need three identities?
Diana and Myndi [her press secretary] have a “sleepover,” complete with ice cream (“It’s been a three-scoop day”) as they watch Katy Perry’s sexually suggestive Wonder Woman homage music video and “scream like schoolgirls.” Later, Diana glimpses her original costume in the closet (the Lynda Carter one!) and sadly stares at a picture of herself and Steve in happier times, before crying herself to sleep.
This is NOT ok. None of it. I’m a guy and I’m angry at this. Why couldn’t we get something written by someone who knows how to write strong women. Was Joss Whedon busy? I know DC didn’t like his Wonder Woman movie, but I bet you could have worked it out.
I bet Daily DCU is going to have a field day with this…
[via @NCroal] -Creighton