Today is a pretty rough day to be a #woke Wonder Woman fan. First we learned that when the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin advertised a women-only showing of Wonder Woman, they broke local anti-discrimination laws. Whoops! But this latest news is even worse. This is going to make a lot of feminists even angrier, if that’s even possible.
Though they might be the most reviled figures among Hollywood’s liberal crowd, the Koch brothers have been a silent investor in Warner Bros.’ slate of movies for four years.
Sources say Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch — who are worth a combined $96.2 billion and wield enormous power in political circles as major backers of right-wing politicians — took a significant stake valued at tens of millions of dollars in RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Now-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brought the brothers in as investors as part of a $450 million deal struck in 2013…
Though Mnuchin is no longer involved with the slate financing facility, having recently put his stake into a blind trust in order to avoid a conflict of interest, the Koch brothers continue to be stakeholders in such films as Wonder Woman, Dunkirk and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One.
That’s right, girls: If you supported feminism and smashed the patriarchy by going to see Wonder Woman, you put your money directly into the pockets of the Koch Brothers.
This is going to be a tough one for some people to process. I’m talking about the people who want Wonder Woman to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, because it stars a woman and was directed by a woman and Hillary Clinton lost the election and they need this please just let them have this. (Some misogynists don’t think it deserves a nomination, but that’s only because they hate women.) After today, pushing for that award means willingly submitting themselves to the slimy, slithering tentacles of the Kochtopus.
You might as well be wearing MAGA hats, ladies! #HaHaHaHaHa