Wonder Woman Is Queer
It’s been a complicated question for a character with a complicated history, but if you ask Greg Rucka, the writer behind Wonder Woman for DC Comics in the 2000s, the iconic superhero is indeed “queer.”Read More: ‘I don’t know how much clearer I can make it’: Wonder Woman writer confirms superhero is ‘queer’
In fact, Rucka added, “I don’t know how much clearer I can make it.”
Speaking to Comicosity, he said the character had “obviously” been in love and had relationships with other women on her homeland of Themyscira, an island on which only Amazon women live, something which has been hinted at in some of the newer Wonder Woman stories.
He went on to say that he is not a fan of prioritizing “representation” over plot and character development, despite the character’s sexuality having long been speculated upon by fans.
“The character has to stand up and say, “I’M GAY!” in all bold caps for it to be evident,” he said. “For my purposes, that’s bad writing. That’s a character stating something that’s not impacting the story.”
Rucka added that “Nobody at DC has ever said, “She’s gotta be straight.” Nobody. Ever. They’ve never blinked at this. … They would, I think, like any business, prefer this not be an issue to anybody. But most of us human beings would also really rather this not be an issue for anybody anymore. It is what it is. This is how the Amazons live.”