Is Catwoman bisexual? Yes, says Genevieve Valentine, the comic book creator of the legendary character portrayed in so many movies. And Catwoman’s history is more complicated than pondering the answer to the question as to why cats rub against feline haters, according to the Huffington Post.
It’s all revealed in issue 39 of the DC Comics Catwoman series, in which Selina Kyle gets outed as bisexual. If you’re not familiar with Selina, she originally appeared in the 1940s via a Batman-focused issue. And the feline character enjoyed romancing Batman on many occasions.
Adding to the complicated plot, the official Catwoman attire is currently donned by Eiko Hasigawa, whom Selina kisses in issue 39.
So how did this long and winding road to bisexuality revelations occur? Genevieve explained.
“When I was first plotting out what I expected to be a six-issue arc, there were a few emotional beats I considered indispensable… and one was establishing Selina as canon bisexual,” revealed Valentine.
“[Kyle has] flirted around it –- often quite literally -– for years now…this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation. Selina’s longstanding connection to Batman has not been forgotten; that is not how bisexuality (or humanity) works.”
In addition to Kyle, the character of Holly Robinson was a lesbian, while Batgirl’s roommate Alysia Yeoh was transgender.
The film versions of Catwoman have a long history as well, with different actresses taking on the challenge of slipping into that sleek body suit. Among them, Halle Berry.
But it’s not easy getting into shape for a role like that, says Halle. While she’s been diligent about diet and fitness, she admitted being pressured to have plastic surgery as well.
Anne Hathaway also took on the challenge of playing the feline character as part of the Batman series directed by Christopher Nolan. And now she wants to appear in a new movie portraying Catwoman, reported Cinema Blend.
“I would be totally up for doing it. If Chris [Nolan] was involved,” qualified Hathaway. For me, the thing that made doing that part particularly fun was that she existed in his Gotham. Without him I don’t think it would be the same thing.”
The only problem in fulfilling Anne’s wishes to carry on the character she portrayed in The Dark Knight Rises is the way in which the series ended. In Nolan’s version, Bruce Wayne saved the day for Gotham.
But is a prequel possible? What do you think? Post your views below.
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