In celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week, activists have launched a petition requesting Warner Brothers to officially make the Wonder Woman bisexual in the film’s sequel.
Last year, comic book writer Greg Rucka confirmed Princess Diana’s sexuality when he announced that Wonder Woman is obviously queer:
…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 and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes…
Over the course of her 75-year comic book run and on-screen adaptations, however, Wonder Woman’s romantic story arc has been largely represented by her relationship with soldier Steve Trevor, Superman and Batman. Bi activist Gianna Collier-Pitts, who launched the petition on Change.org thinks it’s time for the film franchise to take a cue from the current comic book run:
WB also raked in a pretty penny with a gross of over $817 million worldwide (and counting), ranking the film as the third highest grossing film in the studio’s history. Needless to say, it was a success for everyone…except the bisexual community.
The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics. Writer of Wonder Woman: Rebirth Greg Rucka even confirmed that “Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women”, so why is it so hard to translate this for the silver screen?
What are your thoughts? Does Wonder Woman need to be bisexual in the upcoming films? Or do you prefer the romantic relationship she currently has with Ben Affleck’s Batman?