Fans are calling for Wonder Woman’s true sexuality to be revealed in the upcoming sequel

Fans are calling for Wonder Woman’s true sexuality to be revealed in the upcoming sequel

A petition has been launched to make Wonder Woman bisexual in her new film.

This year’s enormously successful release netted more than $800 million worldwide, as Gal Gadot’s character cemented her place as one of the best superheroes around.

A sequel, also directed by Patty Jenkins, will be out in 2019.

In the midst of Bisexual Awareness Week, fans are clamouring for their hero to be expressly represented in her true form.

Last year, veteran Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka confirmed that Wonder Woman has “obviously” had relationships with women on the Amazons’ island of Themyscira. Fans were absolutely delighted. Rucka said to Comicosity: “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. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? The answer is obviously yes.”

Rucka also introduced the character of Kasia, a female lover who stays behind when Diana leaves the women-only paradise of Themyscira to help save the world.

Ahead of the new release – which unlike the first, World War One-themed film, will be set in the US – a campaign has been started to ensure that Wonder Woman’s sexuality is made explicit.

Gianna Collier-Pitts, who was a campus ambassador for GLAAD at New York University, has started a change.org petition that has already picked up more than 500 signatures.

In the petition, which will be delivered to Warner Bros, Gianna writes that the Wonder Woman film was a success for everyone…except the bisexual community. She points to Rucka’s comments as proof that Diana is not straight, asking: “Why is it so hard to translate this for the silver screen?”

Gianna continued: “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.”

She explained that “representation is power”.

“As I was coming to terms with my bisexuality, I saw few – if any – characters that I could relate to, and those that I did see were almost always portrayed in a negative light. We are oversexualized and underrepresented. We are called greedy, dishonest, and confused.”

She said that bisexual people “are made to feel invisible and in doing so, we begin to see ourselves as invisible.”

“Making Wonder Woman canonically bisexual on the big screen would make her the first openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel’s cinematic universes, and would solidify her place as a true role model for women of all ages and identities. I am tired of grasping at straws in an effort to see myself represented,” she added.

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  1. Francis
    September 21, 05:12 Reply

    *sighs* Make dem no go sink this feem oh

  2. Mandy
    September 21, 07:31 Reply

    This is a risk Warner Bros just might take, because their DCU films are usually so gritty. So they just might have a go at showing WW’s bisexuality. It would be nice if they do so. To have a queer superhero would be very monumental.

  3. trystham
    September 21, 07:40 Reply

    Hian!!! Are we watching mojo or action film? She is supposed to be SAVING THE WORLD not fucking it. If Cheetah were a spurned lover, EHEN!!! But these guys shud just give it a rest abeg

    • DeadlyDarius
      September 21, 09:01 Reply

      Action heroes like James Bond bed an inordinate amount of ladies in their movies all the time while ‘saving the world’. Didn’t see moaning objections to it.

      It IS possible to do more than one thing in a movie, you do know that right?

      • Mandy
        September 21, 09:10 Reply

        This comment right here. ??????

      • trystham
        September 21, 16:51 Reply

        Thankfully, that’s the difference between the xter development of James Bond and the myriad of super-heroes or villains DC and Marvel comics av created – a less focus on whom they sleep with. Those calling for a reveal shud take note.

  4. DeadlyDarius
    September 21, 09:03 Reply

    Whoohooo! I’m all for this. Meanwhile…

    https://youtu.be/Eef-1HLKgoQ

    The Honest Trailer for Wonder Woman is hilarious. You should all see it. Especially love the subversion of the usual acting role trope

  5. Yazz Soltana
    September 22, 01:24 Reply

    Hmmm, all know is that Batman is gay
    The writers had to give him a love relationship with catwoman.. .
    Cause everyone already assumed (??knew? ) that he was Robin’s sugar daddy. ….

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