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A new petition, already featuring over 1,500 signatures, has been created for Wonder Woman to be portrayed as bisexual in the upcoming film, Wonder Woman 2.
Check out what the creator of the petition, Gianna Collier-Pitts, had to say below.
“Earlier this summer, Warner Brothers released their latest DC Comics franchise film Wonder Woman, and women young and old finally saw an image of themselves reflected in a superhero on the big screen … Needless to say, it was a success for everyone…except the bisexual community,” writes Collier-Pitts.
Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka confirmed Diana's sexuality as queer in an interview last October. Diana, Princess of Themyscira, has been showcased in a new series written by Greg Rucka starting in June of 2016. Themyscira is an island only populated by Amazonian women, including Wonder Woman herself, where Rucka says the concept of gay doesn't exist.
“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,” says Rucka.
However, Diana hasn't been portrayed this way on the big screen, and Collier-Pitts is trying to change that.
“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.”
Gianna Collier-Pitts, who was a founding campus ambassador at New York University, also shared sentiments about the struggles that the bisexual community has to face.
“We are oversexualized and underrepresented. We are called greedy, dishonest, and confused. We are the least likely to come out and the most likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, on top of experiencing higher rates of sexual/intimate partner violence. We are made to feel invisible and in doing so we begin to see ourselves as invisible.”
You can check out the petition here.
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