DC confirms Wonder Woman is bisexual

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Wonder Woman originated from Themyscira, an island isolated from the world and filled with Amazons. The warrior has fallen for some men, and it has been confirmed by Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka that she is bisexual. Is this a surprise? I’m sure that living on an island filled with women may have some influence.

“[Y]es, [Wonder Woman is queer]. I think it’s more complicated though,” Rucka tells Comicosity. “This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, ‘Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!'”

Rucka goes on to explain why same sex relationships in Themyscira isn’t an odd concept.

“And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise. 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.”

The writer then confirms that Wonder Woman has had relationships with other women.

“Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes. And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism.”

Gay and lesbian relationships have been a hot topic in the comic book medium; for example, Batwoman, Iceman and Green Lantern’s Alan Scott.

Wonder Woman is still a warrior you don’t want to mess with. And for those looking forward to her big screen solo debut, the film will be released on June 2, 2017.

H/T Maxim

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