Dion: Are you excited?
Let’s talk about Little Diana (played by Lilly Aspell). The film opens with this bright-eyed little girl watching female warriors train…hard. She mimics their moves, she admires them. She wants to be them. Her mind became focused that was her place in the world was to be a fighter. No one or nothing could stop her. Not even her mother.
Her mother said, “No” to protect her little girl from the ugliness of the world man created. Little Diana said “Yes, Hold my sippy cup and watch me.”
Her Aunt Antiope (played by Robin Wright) secretly trains Diana into the type of fighter that she aspires to be, and teaching her to never let her guard down. Give a round of applause to the Aunties.
We saw ourselves in Little Diana. We are the little girls whose mothers know they give birth to fireballs and very clear about what they wanted in life. Hippolyta (played by Connie Nielsen) couldn’t stop her, and she knew it. Clevelette and Debra knew it too. Thanks, Moms!
Little Diana trained and trained hard. With empathetic eyes, she became the best and bravest fighter to save the world from Ares.
Where this film could’ve gone left was when Steve’s plane crashed on the shores on the beautiful paradise that Zeus created. Instead, what we witnessed in the course of this film is how important it is to have a partner that embraces you being you. A partner that complements you. A partner that will let you be clear in your thoughts, fight the battles, embrace compassion, always find wonder, and most importantly “Hold my beer” while you handle business.
Parents, let your little girls be a fireball. I know at times you will feel the world doesn’t deserve them. Aunts and Uncles, train them to not lose focus. As Antiope told Diana, “battle isn’t fair”. You have to help them keep pushing.
Partners and Friends, hold their beer, let them have the ice cream and be amazed, and
let them believe they are crazy enough to save the world.
These little girls will make your life so rich and beautiful! They turn into Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot).
Little Diana, Thank you for saying “Yes”.
To all the Little Diana’s (big and small), keep Wonder inside of you. Mankind doesn’t deserve us, but they need us. One battle at a time.
PS: To the people suing over Women-only screenings, STOP!!! You are boring us.
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