Wonder Woman may have fallen for the first dude she ever met (novelty can be a real aphrodisiac), but long before she ever met a penised person, Amazonian warrior princess Diana was fully enjoying life on Paradise Island, aka Themyscira, aka an all-female *utopia.* Which means that, Diana? Definitely into ladies.
After all, as Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka points out–could it really be a Paradise if no one was getting laid?
Rucka explained his reasoning in an interview with Comicosity:
“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. But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.
Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”
So Diana may not call herself “queer” or “bisexual” in the Earthling sense of the phrase–it’s not exactly queer if the heteronormative never existed in the first place–but now it’s confirmed feels attraction to both (or possibly all?) genders.
According to Rucka, he felt the need to address Diana’s bisexuality in order to retain her character’s agency–so her actions couldn’t all be explained away by her love for Steve. She doesn’t leave Themyscira because she wants to be with him, she leaves because “she wants to see the world and someone needs to go and do this thing,” Rucka said. (Ostensibly, this ‘thing’ is saving the world.) “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.”
So for the record: while we probably won’t see any girl-on-girl romance in the upcoming film with Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is still definitely bisexual. Which means she’s now joined the ranks of other LGBT DC characters like Catwoman (also bi) and Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, who are in an open relationship. It’s getting hella queer up in here–and we love it.