Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night compared herself favorably to comic and movie heroine Wonder Woman during a video appearance at a glitzy Beverly Hills awards show.
Clinton appeared in a 95-second video on behalf of actress Elizabeth Banks, a friend and supporter of Clinton who was being honored at the Women in Film Los Angeles’ Crystal + Lucy Awards. Banks was set to receive the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
Clinton also name dropped the recently released movie Wonder Woman, which has garnered praise for its positive depiction of a female lead.
First, Clinton thanked WIF for its “commitment to lifting up women directors, producers, writers, composers and executives,” and then she name-dropped the sword-toting powerhouse who is ruling the box office.
“On and off the screen, your commitment to lifting up women directors, producers, writers, composers, and executives has made such a difference,” Clinton said of Banks.
“Now I haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” gushed Clinton.
“But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley,” said the two-time failed presidential candidate added, appearing to compare herself to the Wonder Woman character.
Also in her zone? Banks.
“She is such a special person, again, on screen and off. You’re not only a creative force in front of the camera and behind it, you are a passionate advocate for women’s equality and opportunity; I can vouch for that,” says Clinton, who wasn’t the only political superstar to appear in a taped segment at the Beverly Hilton-hosted event.
Harambe Michelle Obama also turned up to say congratulations to Lucy Award honoree Tracee Ellis Ross, and California Sen. Kamala Harris sent her regards via video, too.
“I’m so grateful for your support and friendship and your sense of humor. I can’t think of a more fitting person to receive this distinguished award.”
Watch Clinton’s full remarks below.
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) June 14, 2017