Sexist trolls got mad about an all-women 'Wonder Woman' screening. The theater fired back.

On May 24, 2017, an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas, announced it would host a special screening of the new "Wonder Woman" movie — for women only.

Image via Clay Enos/Warner Bros.

"Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the theater wrote in a statement on its website.


The theater noted that the screening was open to all women — and would be helmed by an all-female staff.

"When we say 'Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female."

But of course, it's 2017. And we can't have nice things anymore.

A Facebook post promoting the event was swiftly descended upon by Men on the Internet, who were furious that one thing in the world wasn't for them.

All post screenshots via Facebook.

Thankfully, like the legendary Amazon warrior herself, the Drafthouse and its crack social media staff came ready to fight.

The Drafthouse team spent the 24 hours following the announcement engaging in a glorious bit of jujitsu with its trolls, doing things like these:

Answering their ridiculous rhetorical questions!

Calling transphobes' bluffs!

And fending off charges of reverse sexism ... with jokes!

Needless to say, the decision to hold the screening also won a lot of praise from the theater's fans on social media.

There was also praise for how the Drafthouse responded to the haters.

Guys, men, dudes, bros: It's really not so hard not to make everything all about us.

We've already got major professional sports, the vast majority of speaking characters on film, and 100% of our presidents to date. We can give women a day to celebrate an iconic, boundary-breaking character and role model for several generations of women.

Thankfully, lots of men are already totally cool with this, as evidenced by the dozens who jumped into the comments to defend the screening.

In the meantime, props to the Alamo Drafthouse for holding the line.

From the looks of it, the trolls aren't spoiling the ladyparty.

Quite the opposite, in fact:

And kudos to the chain for doubling down nationwide.

"Providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we're doing something right," says Morgan Hendrix, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager.

"As a result, we will be expanding this program across the country and inviting women everywhere to join us as we celebrate this iconic superheroine in our theaters."

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