“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz,” said the theater in announcing the event. “And when we say ‘People Who Identify As Women Only,’ we mean it. Everyone working at this screening – venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team – will be female.”
The Twitter-verse quickly took notice of the slight, with users taking hold of their 140-character limits to register their disgust, and for some, a newfound concern for sexism.
@drafthouse Guys.Just make sure not to go to this theater for any movies.Just hit them where it really hurts.They will be straightened out in no time.
— Ghaatak Force (@Captainhighbury) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse Er, isn’t this kinda inherently sexist? Not to mention the fact that the legality is questionable given the Civil Rights Act…
— Joe Scibelli (@JoeScibelli22) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse So if I arrive with my wife and our four sons, will you turn 5 of us away because of our gender? ?
— Matt Fillery (@matthewfillery) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse I hope someone sues this is discrimination based on sex
— ryan tabatabai (@sirtabatabai) May 25, 2017
Some Twitter users had opinions on what feminism is all about.
@drafthouse Feminism is about equality, not about gender exclusivity.
— Jason (@GenerationJSIN) May 25, 2017
And some couldn’t understand why girls would be into a superhero movie in the first place.
@drafthouse I don’t know any women who read comic books. They know nothing about wonder woman. You ignored a huge fan following
— jay taylor✊ (@jay_babyboi) May 25, 2017
Inconceivably, both screenings are sold out. So where will men who want to see Wonder Woman go? My research indicates any other screening and any other theater. However, in a statement to Mashable, the creative manager of Alamo Drafthouse, Morgan Hendrix, said that the program has been so successful that it will be expanded across the country.