The adaptation of Wonder Woman from a comic book form to a successful television show was not an easy process. Initially conceived of as a campy, humourous program like the very successful Batman, the show gradually evolved into a more serious action-oriented program with a nod towards feminist messages. Yet the increased feminist themes in Season 2 came at the expense of the feminist context of Wonder Woman's all-female family, her mother and sister, who disappeared entirely from the program. This reflects a trend in 1970s popular culture, or promoting feminist slogans while undermining feminist principles.
|Title of host publication||Bound By Love|
|Subtitle of host publication||Familial Bonding in Film and Television since 1950|
|Editors||Laura Mattoon D’Amore|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Press|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2011|
McClelland-Nugent, R., & Nugent, R. E. (2011). Sisterhood is Too Powerful for Television: Adapting the Wonder Woman Family From Comics to the Small Screen: Familial Bonding in Film and Television since 1950. In L. Mattoon D’Amore (Ed.), Bound By Love: Familial Bonding in Film and Television since 1950 (pp. 19-32). Cambridge Scholars Press.