“Wonder Woman” just became wonderfully inclusive.
In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka discussed the new thematic elements his comic series following the superhuman Diana, including the much talked-about sexual orientation of its titular character. When asked about the subject, Rucka confirmed that his Wonder Woman is, indeed, queer.
“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,” he said.
Rucka went on to discuss the dominating female presence in the story, as well as the romantic relationships between the Amazons.
“But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t,” he went on. “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. 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… She doesn’t leave because of Steve. She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice.”
DC’s upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie stars Gal Gadot as the central superhero. Chris Pine will play Steve in the film, which also stars Robin Wright.
“Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins, hits theaters June 2, 2017.