Wonder Woman is 'queer,' comic book writer says

Comic book writer Greg Rucka confirms that the famous queen of the Amazons has romantic relationships with women and men.

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Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman comics give more details about the superhero's sexuality in the new Rebirth storyline.

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Current Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka, who is crafting the Rebirth storyline for DC Comics, has confirmed in a new interview that Diana Prince, is not actually straight.

Wonder Woman's sexuality has always been debated among her fans, but considering she was born and raised on an all-female paradise island of Themyscira, her sexual orientation may not be that big of a shock.

Rucka categorizes Wonder Woman's sexuality as "queer" which is defined in the interview by Comicosity reporter Matt Santori-Griffith as "involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender."

That same definition could also be the definition for bisexuality, so it's not clear why the word "queer" is the blanket descriptor word used when talking about Wonder Woman's sexuality in the interview.

That said, Rucka does explain that Wonder Woman's sexuality is "more complicated" than one word can encompass.

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In the 2017 "Wonder Woman" movie, fans will see Diana interact with other female characters Menalippe, Queen Hippolyta and General Antiope.

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"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. 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."

Rucka also stresses that Wonder Woman doesn't leave Themyscira because she's fallen for a man -- Steve Trevor -- who has washed up on the island after an accident.

"She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing," Rucka explains. "And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice."

In exploring the concept of same-sex relationships for Wonder Woman, Rucka was adamant in saying that DC Comics hasn't asked him to alter his interpretation of her love life.

"Nobody at DC has ever said, 'She's gotta be straight,'" Rucka said. "Nobody. Ever. They've never blinked at this."

While Wonder Woman's romantic relationships will be explored more in the comics, that doesn't necessarily mean fans will see a similar storyline in the 2017 film "Wonder Woman" film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

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