Gal Gadot is playing the titular role in Wonder Woman, which will premiere on June 2, 2017. However, there are talks going around that the Amazon princess is bisexual in the movie, and the former beauty queen is now offering her views.
The speculation about Diana Prince's real sexuality started when long-time writer Greg Rucka shared his opinion that the DC character was bisexual, considering that she lives in Themyscira, a fictional kingdom that is inhabited exclusively by women.
Humans being sexual in nature, it's not a stretch to believe that Wonder Woman was bisexual. Does the Amazonian princess go both ways in the film?
"It's not something we've explored," Gadot said. "It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what [Rucka] said makes sense."
"In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it's not about that," the 31-year-old explained. "She's a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts."
In a previous interview with Comicosity, Rucka said that Wonder Woman could be bisexual, but it's not as simple as black and white.
He said Themyscira is a paradise for a reason. There's no hunger, there's no pain, there's no injustice. But its residents would also have to satisfy their baser needs, and that includes sex. And since there are no men on the island, it might be safe to make an assumption.
"Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women?" Rucka posited. "The answer is obviously yes. And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism."
Wonder Woman is bisexual, says DC Comics writer Greg Rucka https://t.co/UMCQUs1MUNHowever, they don't have the concept of bisexuality in Themyscira, so nobody really looks at another and says, "you're gay."
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Gadot told Variety that bisexuality aside, most females would be able to relate to Wonder Woman because of her heart and compassion. Also, her innocence—being holed out in Themyscira all her life—makes her very curious about the world around her when she does leave the Amazonian paradise.
She said that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins wants to highlight this side of Diana Prince in the movie.
.@GalGadot addresses Wonder Woman's sexuality. #WonderWoman75 https://t.co/SKOibKbXkY"I feel like Patty Jenkins was the right person for the movie because she was the right person for the movie. She knew exactly how she wanted to tell her story," Gadot related. "She knew exactly what she wanted to get. She's brilliant and smart and so passionate."
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Ultimately, the Wonder Woman film will tackle the iconic character's heart, rather than her fighting skills as an Amazon warrior.
"It was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives," Gadot added. "When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world."
Despite online criticisms about her frail frame, Gadot first donned the costume on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in March this year. She will again reprise the role in Wonder Woman in the summer of 2017. This is part of the saga that will culminate in Justice League, which will premiere in November of next year.
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