Wonder Woman is queer, according to the writer of the character’s comic book, Greg Rucka.
His comments came during an interview with Comicosity, in which he reasoned that the Amazons’ home island of Themyscira gave them little option but same-sex relationships.
“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 … to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women,” Rucka said.
Not that that’s a bad thing, said Rucka, who posited that, in a monosexual culture, there’s no such thing as “queer.”
“An Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist,” he said. “Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As [artist Nicola Scott] and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”
Wonder Woman’s queerness has long been speculated. The original “Wonder Woman” comics, first written by creator William Moulton Marston and illustrated by Harry Peter in 1941, displayed many scenes evocative of bondage and lesbian erotica.
An eccentric figure, Marston spent most of his life in a polyamorous marriage, and his work on “Wonder Woman” has inspired two recent book-length examinations: “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” by Jill Lepore, which dug into Marston’s real-life history, and “Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics by Noah Berlatsky, which offers an analysis of those themes in the books.
Warner Brothers has the “Wonder Woman” film starring Gal Gadot hitting theaters June 2 of next year. However, the film hints at Diana being heterosexual onscreen, since Chris Pine plays Steve Trevor, who is supposed to be Diana’s love interest.