I want to believe that I’m just misinterpreting what DC Women Kicking Ass is saying here and that they’re not suggesting that actors who don’t have a whole lot of experience/IMDB credit can’t be good, but that’s sure what it looks like. Which is very disappointing.
You don’t have to like the Wonder Woman casting. You don’t have to like Gal Gadot. You don’t have to like that they cast an unknown in such an iconic, incredible role. But “Short IMDB page = not a very good actress” is a terrible message to be sending out into the world. The film industry isn’t really a meritocracy, and that line of thinking can be really damaging to aspiring actors who aren’t getting roles because they don’t fit a particular type — one that Gal Gadot does fit to a large degree, but one that not every incredibly talented person does.
Again, I’m willing to give DC Women Kicking Ass the benefit of the doubt, as I’m sure they’ll have a more thought-out response to the casting once the hubub dies down. But this worries me. It worries me a lot.
Edit: Ahahah NOPE.
Yeah, fuck it. This is absolute bullshit.
I am currently watching this play out in real time and quickly remembering why I unfollowed this person on tumblr about a year ago.