Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wonder Woman...Queer?!

According to The Huffington Post, Wonder Woman is Officially Queer. This isn't something The Huff Post made up. Rather, writer Greg Rucka stated this in an interview. Taken from The Huff Post:

Rucka said the decision to depict the character as such was only “logical,” given that her island home, Themyscira, is inhabited only by women, which can be interpreted by some as a “queer culture.” 

To be honest, this reasoning makes a lot of sense to me! I love that these new adaptations of famous comic book characters are changing up the game a bit. You get these icons everyone thinks they already know and writers change their sexuality and even their color sometimes! I love that it makes it more modern and it opens it up for other people to fall in love with these comic book characters, when they might not otherwise pay attention!

What do you think about a queer Wonder Woman? 


Greg said...

I'm a little skeptical sometimes when it feels like they're doing it just to make a splash, but that's subjective and what feels forced to me might make perfect sense to someone else. And in this case I think it DOES make sense, I agree w/ Rucka's reasoning here. In fact I'm surprised they haven't done this sooner, although maybe they were afraid of backlash. and frankly it's good if they can make things more representative.

Verushka said...

I think it's wonderful! but does that mean they're going to show it in a comic?

Lola said...

I've never read any of these comics, but it does sound like it makes sense that she is queer.

Karen said...

I always thought that about Wonder Woman. I think it makes sense. Now all we need a gay superhero and I think we'll all feel complete. Thanks for sharing this tid bit!

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said...

I think it's awesome that such iconic characters like Wonder Woman are becoming more and more diverse (although I actually read a tweet from a Wonder Woman writer that she's ALWAYS been queer, they're only confirming it completely now). The world we live in contains so many different people with different stories to share, and the fictional characters that hold such power (like superheroes) need to reflect that. I only hope that one day it moves beyond the comics and into the mainstream film franchises because that would be AMAZING.