In a recent interview with Comicosity, Greg Rucka, the writer for Wonder Woman‘s new DC Universe Rebirth series, confirmed what many longtime fans already knew — that the woman dressed in satin tights fighting for your rights is queer (by which we mean sexually interested in women, though she has also been in long-term relationships with men).
This shouldn’t surprise fans or anyone who knows Wonder Woman’s origin story; after all, she grew up on an all-female island of busty Amazons who liked to tie each other up for fun. Her catchphrase used to be “Suffering Sappho” (a reference to the lesbian poet from the isle of Lesbos). Also, Wonder Woman’s original creator William Moulton is well-known for being pro-kink, pro-polyamory and pro-queer.
In his interview with Comicosity, Rucka discusses what it means to be queer in an all-female society and how he tried to show Wonder Woman’s queerness in an authentic, narrative-driven way, adding, “Nobody at DC has ever said, ‘She’s gotta be straight.’ Nobody. Ever. They’ve never blinked at this.”
The new Wonder Woman film is set to come out on July 2, 2017. If she gets to be queer on the silver screen too, that’d make her our favorite heroine all over again.