Much has been made in recent months about Wonder Woman’s sexuality thanks to comments made by comic writer Greg Rucka, who is writing the current Wonder Woman series. While reactions have been mostly positive, any news this big is bound to gather a few jokes on the late night circuit, and Wonder Woman was no different.
On Late Night With Seth Meyers, they lobbed one her way in Seth’s “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell” segment. Well, that’s not really the case, as the joke was more at the expense of another set of DC icons, Batman and Robin.
“A writer for Wonder Woman recently said in an interview that Wonder Woman is bisexual. While a writer for Batman and Robin didn’t have to.”
You can view the full segment in the video below.
Rucka’s original comments were a response to the question “Is Wonder Woman queer?” His answer was less blunt and more logical.
“This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, ‘Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay! And 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.”
“It’s supposed to be paradise. 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.”
It truly makes a great deal of sense, but you probably won’t see that aspect of the character in the film universe, at least in the near future. Still, even though it won’t be featured in the DC cinematic universe doesn’t mean actress Gal Gadot isn’t for the idea, it has just never really come up.
“It’s not something we’ve explored [in Wonder Woman]. 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,” she said.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2, 2017.
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