Many Wonder Woman fans have this question in their heads: Is Wonder Woman bisexual in the DCEU? Many fans want this question to be answered in the sequel of Wonder Woman.
Gal Gadot played the role of Princess’s Diana aka Wonder Woman in the film, who falls in love an American soldier named Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine. Now a petition has been filed by GLAAD New York University campus ambassador Gianna Collier-Pitts, saying that she (Diana) wasn’t a straight woman waiting for a man to come along during her time on Themyscira.
Gianna also referenced the long history of subtle bisexual text in Wonder Woman comics in her petition. The text was written by writer Greg Rucka during his Rebirth era run on Wonder Woman.
Here is what she had to say:
“Earlier this summer, Warner Brothers released their latest DC Comics franchise film Wonder Woman, and women young and old finally saw an image of themselves reflected in a superhero on the big screen. 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? Wonder Woman’s Diana Prince hails from Themyscira, land of the Amazons and inhabited exclusively by women. This alone should serve as reason enough to confirm her sexuality, since any close relationship she could have had prior to her romantic storyline with Steve Trevor would have had to have been with another woman. Some of you may be thinking that this specificity doesn’t make a difference but for people like me who rarely see themselves reflected in media, believe me. It does.”
Warner Bros. hasn’t replied to the petition yet but yes, the filmmakers did not explore the details of her sexuality beyond her attraction towards Steve which means that seeing Diana’s relationships with other women onscreen in future is still a possibility. Even Gal Gadot has recently revealed that Diana being bisexual makes sense.
However, this may revelation may concern the filmmakers about how it would be taken in certain markets like China, where films on LGBT representation usually get banned.