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These Photos Show Exactly Why Wonder Woman Is So Important

"Why representation always matters: Wonder Woman edition."

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In case you didn't know, the new Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot hits theaters June 2.

Long story short: Wonder Woman is a warrior who fights alongside men to win WWI! Empowering stuff!
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Long story short: Wonder Woman is a warrior who fights alongside men to win WWI! Empowering stuff!

Early reviews are saying it's really, really good (phew!) and that it's a prime example of sheer female badassery.

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It's also already inspiring a country full of little girls looking for a strong female superhero.

People have been sharing photos of their daughters dressed up as the character at home, at events, and even at advance screenings of the movie.

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And honestly, it's pretty much impossible to not feel emotional, inspired, or both looking at them.

It's almost too much!!!!

Even when they're not in costume, you can almost feel their excitement at seeing a fearless female superhero ready to take on the world.

The movie's director, Patty Jenkins, actively sought a PG-13 rating for the film specifically so that more young women like these could see it.

"I cared a lot about it never being an R-rating," she told Cinema Blend. "And I totally support the movies that do have an R-rating, but in this case I was very aware that little girls were going to want to see the film, and I was very protective of that. So it had to not be Rated R to me. I would have been happy to go for PG, but it's World War I, so we couldn't!"
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"I cared a lot about it never being an R-rating," she told Cinema Blend. "And I totally support the movies that do have an R-rating, but in this case I was very aware that little girls were going to want to see the film, and I was very protective of that. So it had to not be Rated R to me. I would have been happy to go for PG, but it's World War I, so we couldn't!"

The whole thing is reminiscent of this powerful moment from the premiere of the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters last year.

These movies are important! These stories are important! These characters are important!
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These movies are important! These stories are important! These characters are important!

And they say you should never meet your heroes...