Netizens petition ‘Wonder Woman’ to be bisexual in sequel


Image via Wonder Woman Film's Instagram account

With comic book writer Greg Rucka confirming last year that DC’s most famous heroine, Wonder Woman is bisexual, some fans are now demanding that it be translated into the big screen.

The sequel to the successful “Wonder Woman” movie is set to hit theaters in 2019, and so Gianna Collier-Pits thought it would be a good idea if the development be part of the sequel.

She created a Change.org petition entitled “Make Wonder Woman Bisexual” which has recently been circulating on the internet.

Gianna, who is a former student ambassador for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation (GLAAD) wrote: “All I ask is that Warner Bros. directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people.”

Gianna also said Warner Bros. should accurately portray the heroine’s sexuality in the sequel, as ‘representation is power’.

She stated: “One of the first things I learned is that representation is power, especially in today’s society ruled by technology and social media.”

She went on to add: “What we are exposed to on our televisions, in our movie theatres and Netflix queues, can have a direct correlation to how we view ourselves and the world around us.”

“As I was coming to terms with my bisexuality, I saw few-if any-characters that I could relate to, and those that I did see were almost always portrayed in a negative light.”

Gianna made it clear though that she is not demanding Warner Bros. to include a female romantic lead for “Wonder Woman”, but rather just to recognize her bisexuality.

“Making Wonder Woman canonically bisexual on the big screen would make her the first openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel’s cinematic universes, and would solidify her place as a true role model for women of all ages and identities.”

Former Miss Universe contestant and now actress Gal Gadot plays the role of “Wonder Woman” in the movie. As of posting, the petition currently has 8,387 supporters.

This article has been viewed 84 times. Article originally posted: October 3, 2017, 12:07 pm (UTC-0). Last update: October 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm (UTC-0).

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