Fans Petition to Keep Wonder Woman Bisexual in DCEU
Today is bisexuality visibility day, so it seems appropriate to call to attention that fans are calling for bisexual representation of an iconic hero. A year ago, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka had stated that his interpretation of the hero is “queer.” Now, fans are calling to Warner Bros. to depict the big-screen role as bisexual in the upcoming 2019 Wonder Woman sequel.
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Gianna Collier-Pitts, a GLAAD campus ambassador at New York University has launched the petition on Change.org, calling “Warner Bros. [to] directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been.” In doing so, Collier-Pitts hopes that “[m]aking 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.”
The actress Gal Gadot has briefly touched upon this matter. She stated that “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.”
As of now, more than 4,400 people have signed this petition.
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Source: Comic Book Resources