Justice League's Skimpy Amazon Warrior Costumes Spark Criticism From Jessica Chastain and the Internet – eonline
Some of these costumes finish not gaze like the others—and people are noticing.
As the release of Justice League looms just days absent, the Internet is abuzz approximately the Amazon warriors’ costumes for Zack Snyder‘s upcoming film as compared to their most recent preceding depictions in June’s Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.
Notably, some of the Amazon warrior costumes in Justice League are two pieces, leaving their torsos uncovered. “Here is a great, brilliant example of the incompatibility between the male and female gaze,” Women and Hollywood founder Melissa Silverstein wrote in a tweet on Sunday. “Patty Jenkins’ Amazon warriors on the left. Zack Snyder’s on the right.”
The tweet caught the eye of thousands of Twitter users, among them Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. “Hey men, what would you wear to fight? trace, tip: dont expose your vital organs. Ugh I miss @PattyJenks,” she wrote in a retweet of Silverstein’s comment.
When pressed approximately her opinion of male Spartan costumes, which possess typically exposed total of the upper body, Chastain retorted, “…Im sorry, its also ridiculous. Not a fan.”
The differing looks possess garnered mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, some arguing that the contemporary costumes are more sexualized or plainly impractical for battle, while others claim they highlight the women’s strong physiques.
Brooke Ence, one of the actresses portraying an Amazon warrior in both films, recently responded to the backlash, telling USA nowadays not every woman wore a two-piece costume.
“The girls on set, we never thought of [the contemporary costumes] as a sexy version. It felt a runt more glamorous, whether anything, because we had bigger, sparkling hair, which I loved,” she told the newspaper. “I’m an athlete first, right? [generally,normally,] I can’t wear anything without someone commenting approximately my [muscular] body. So for me, it was actually really frigid to be able to reveal it and not immediately feel masculine, but still very feminine.”
Meanwhile, the actresses depicting the Amazon warriors garnered high compliment from co-stars Jason Momoa, Ben Affleckand Ray Fisher, total of whom were impressed and intimidated by their work in the gym main up to filming.
“They gaze phenomenal,” Momoa told E!’s Will Marfuggi of their appearance in the film’s battle scene. “They gaze like queens.”
Justice League debuts in theaters on Friday.