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Mayor Steve Adler Shuts Down Complaint Letter Over ‘Wonder Woman’

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The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin sold out special screenings of the new “Wonder Woman” film for only women and those who identify as women to attend. Feeling a twinge of discrimination that men normally never encounter in the comic book movie world (the last major film to focus on a female comic hero was 2005’s “Elektra”), several men took to social media to complain about the screenings.

The New York Times says the Drafthouse remarked on the controversy, noting they’ve had special screenings before, like ones for veterans, but received no backlash. They want to celebrate the success of the women-only screenings, but also want to encourage everyone to see the film as it’s hopefully the first in a long line of good female-lead superhero films.

But the Drafthouse weren’t the only ones releasing a statement. Austin Mayor Steve Adler received a nasty letter from Richard A. Ameduri, a man who says he won’t visit Austin while such events are allowed to take place. He adds in quips like, “Women learn from an early age to value makeup, that it’s OK to pretend that you are greater than you actually are.”

The Dallas News posted Adler’s perfect response. He opens the letter saying, “I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual. Please remedy your account’s security right away, lest this person’s uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name. After all, we men have to look out for each other!” He then goes on to knock down Ameduri’s letter bit by bit. Read the full exchange here.