In a recent interview with Comicosity, DC Comics writer Greg Rucka confirmed that the Wonder Woman he introduced to us in the pages of “Year One” is, in fact, queer.
But what definition of queer are we dealing with in this interation of Wonder Woman? Matt Santori-Griffith gives us, and Rucka, a definition to clear the air. Here is the full quote:
“For the purposes of this conversation, I would define “queer” as involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender. It’s not the full definition, but it’s the part I’m narrowing in on here.”
To which the Wonder Woman writer replied with a solid confirmation and explanation of why the concept of homosexuality doesn’t necessarily exist:
“And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, “How can they not all be in same sex relationships?” Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise.
It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. 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.
But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.
Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”
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