Wonder Woman Is Bisexual, Confirms Comic Book Writer
Last week we celebrated #BiVisibilityDay and how oftentimes pop culture can create stereotypes about bisexual people and their relationships. Now as if in answer to our frustrations, comic book writer Greg Rucka has confirmed to the masses that one of DC's toughest heroes, Wonder Woman, is bisexual.
Now for those reading the Wonder Woman comic series this might not be a particularly huge revelation, as in the current storyline Wonder Woman: Year One Diana's sexual fluidity is clear to all.
Meanwhile DC fans are eagerly awaiting the cinematic release of the Wonder Woman solo movie, starring Gal Gadot, so what could this mean for the future of Diana on the big screen?
The Hollywood Reporter follows up on Rucka's comments about Wonder Woman as a queer character, which he discussed with Comicosity in particular the writer explained the difficulties of writing about the subject due to her origin story, growing up on the female-only island of Themyscira.
"It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.
But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, 'You’re gay.' They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola [Scott, Rucka's artist and collaborator on the "Wonder Woman: Year One" storyline currently running in the series] and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes."
This refreshing approach to queer relationships in pop culture is one that hopefully can spread further than the comic book pages and into widespread Wonder Woman narrative.
Rucka continues by discussing how it's up to studios and creators of these series to be open-minded and champion all forms of love, gay and straight within media.
"Nobody at DC has ever said, 'She's gotta be straight.' Nobody. Ever. They've never blinked at this,"
Wonder Woman isn't the only DC character to be unveiled as queer, both Catwoman and Harley Quinn were announced as bisexual characters earlier this year.
And in other pop culture realms, Xena Warrior Princess, who has often been lauded as a queer character, was going to get a reboot which was more open about her bisexuality.
DC's new Wonder Woman movie will be hitting UK cinemas on June 2 2017.
By Kate Lismore, publish on 30/09/2016