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Superhero films have been upping their diversity game, especially with Marvel's Black Panther, but DC might be the first to have a major LGBTQ character with the upcoming Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot. Wonder Woman, née Diana Prince, grew up on a female-only mystical island called Themyscira, so of course there has to be same sex couples right? In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka said, "It makes no logical sense otherwise."
"It’s supposed to be paradise," he added. "You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able—in a context 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."
But what about Diana, personally? "The answer is obviously yes," he says. "And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism. When we talk about agency of characters in 2016, Diana deciding to leave her home forever—which is what she believes she’s doing—if she does that because she’s fallen for a guy, I believe that diminishes her heroism. She doesn’t leave because of Steve. She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice."
I wonder how her queerness will represented on the big screen—if it will even brought up at all—but I'm curious to see. If it is addressed, it could be a huge look for LGBTQ representation in superhero movies.
The Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman movie is set for release on June 2, 2017. Watch Gal Gadot do her thing in the first trailer here.