With Wonder Woman being positioned as more or less bisexual in the current comics run, where does the film Diana stand on the issue?
That was the question put to Gal Gadot by Variety after it was revealed that current Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka said in a recent interview that his version of the character could be defined as queer (meaning "involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender"). Gadot, who was introduced as the screen Diana of Themyscira earlier this year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will be seen next June in the first standalone Wonder Woman movie, had this to say:
“It’s not something we’ve explored [in the film]. It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense. In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
Rucka shared a similar sentiment in his comments, saying that in Diana's world, our society's notions about sexuality and gender simply didn't apply: "It’s supposed to be paradise...where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women…But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.”
Seeing Wonder Woman have an adult, fulfilling sexual/romantic relationship with another woman in a feature film would be incredibly progressive and bold, but something tells me that Hollywood is not quite ready to go that route yet. From her comments, though, it seems as if the star would be on board with that.
Wonder Woman, which also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen and others, and is directed by Patty Jenkins, comes out June 2, 2017.