We wrote on Friday about the Producers Guild of America issuing anti-sexual harassment guidelines for all U.S. film productions, but now we know which film will be the first to put those guidelines into practice. It only makes sense that the movie be Wonder Woman 2, a story about a feminist icon that had been held up a bit in recent months by its own association with a man accused of sexual harassment. The PGA announced the Wonder Woman 2 news via its PGA Awards ceremony. State the guidelines:
“While the PGA is a voluntary membership organization, the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines are sanctioned as best practices for our members. The PGA is indebted to Time’s Up as a resource in creating our protocols. We will continue to work with them, the industry-wide Commission led by Anita Hill, and other organizations in our community until sexual harassment is eliminated from the entertainment workplace.”
The source of friction in Wonder Woman 2 had been the presence of producer Brett Rattner, the former director of films such as Rush Hour, who was recently removed from the production over harassment allegations. Diana herself, actress Gal Gadot, had said that she would refuse to work on the film if Rattner was present, which one must expect left little doubt of what action would be taken.
“At the end of the day, a lot has been written about my views and the way that I feel, and everyone knows the way that I feel because I’m not hiding anything,” Gadot said. “But the truth is, there’s so many people involved in making this movie, and they all echo the same sentiments. Everyone knew what was the right thing to do. But there was nothing for me to actually come and say because it was already done before this article came out.”
Back in November, Gadot offered the following blanket statement, directed at all Hollywood harassers:
“I’m just going to say, ‘Misogynist sexists, your wrath upon this world is over.’”