Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
With a tone somewhat reminiscent of Grayson: Earth One, director Leo Kei Angelos‘ short film First Impressions presents a vision of Wonder Woman in setting absent of costumes, unless you count a glimpse of her trademark tiara.
Written by Angelos and George H. Ruiz, the premise of the short is pretty simple: Diana (played Hailey Bright) is on a first date with an unnamed guy (Chester See) when she’s accosted by street thugs and the menacing Suited Man, who for some reason has been hired to retrieve her phone. If you’re thinking the Suited Man looks awfully familiar, that’s because he’s played by Doug Jones, best known for his roles in Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Pan’s Labyrinth.
Needless to say, the antagonists’ encounter with the butt-kicking, bullet-catching Diana doesn’t go well. Be sure to watch to the end for a nod to her “friends.”