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Wonder Woman women-only screenings considered "sexist"

GIRL POWER: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

A CINEMA chain in Austin, Texas, has caused uproar after scheduling women-only screenings of 'Wonder Woman'.

The big-budget superhero film, which stars Gal Gadot, is set for US release on 2 June and on 6 June, the Alamo Drafthouse has reserved two showings for those who identify as female.

"The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate?" organisers said.

A post on the Alamo's website read:

"Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz.

"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 website then received numerous comments from men who felt that this was "sexist" to exclude men from attending the screening.

"Have you ever hosted a men's only showing of any film?" Facebook user Bill Fairbrother enquired.

The cinema chain cheerfully responded:

"We've never done showings where you had to be a man to get in, but we *did* show the Entourage movie a few years ago."

When another critic asked if there would be a men-only screening, the cinema posted a link on how to set up a private event, advising, "Go for it!"

According to Mashable, the Dallas, Austin, and DC branches will donate proceeds from their ticket sales to local women's charities.

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