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Author: Raine    Date: 06/05/2017 13:05:11

"Cheesy is one of the words banned in my world. I’m tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing. It's been like that for 20 years, that the entertainment and art world has shied away from sincerity, real sincerity, because they feel they have to wink at the audience because that’s what the kids like. We have to do the real stories now. The world is in crisis."

I wanted to tell a story about a hero who believes in love, who is filled with love, who believes in change and the betterment of mankind. I believe in it. It’s terrible when it makes so many artists afraid to be sincere and truthful and emotional, and relegates them to the too-cool-for-school department. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world.
Those are the words of Director Patty Jenkins.

We're in a world that is somewhat adrift these days. There are many reasons and because of it, many of us needed this movie at this time.
Diana doesn't turn her back on the world when she sees it at its worst. She has moments of doubt, maybe even of despair, but ultimately she gives up everything in the name of love for a place that isn't even her home. There is power in that kind of goodness — the kind of power that can and does eclipse hate. So while I can understand that for some people a message so simple and yet so brave can feel "cheesy," it is, in fact, far more honest than the idea that there's no chance for the world to be a better place.

It's easy to give up. It's easy to walk away. It's easy to fear and is easy to despair. Those things are easy and I suspect, as we all age, it is easy to become jaded. I may have moments of all of these, but I refuse to live in those places. I refuse to give into binary thinkers what they wish upon everyone.

I choose, love, even in times of pain.



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