Must-watch: Wonder Woman snogs Kate McKinnon
“Show of hands, who here is a les?”
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Did you watch summer blockbuster Wonder Woman and enjoy it but secretly wish there was just a little more girl-on-girl kissing? Then we have some queertastic news for you. In a brand new Saturday Night Live sketch, actor, hilarious human and all-round legend Kate McKinnon locks lips with none other than Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot.
In the scene, Kate and Aidy Bryant play a pair of lesbian explorers who arrive on the shore of Wonder Woman’s island, Themyscira. Convinced they’ve found the gay girl jackpot - an island full of fellow lady-loving ladies, Kate asks, “Show of hands. Who here is a les? Is it everyone or do we have a couple of allies?”
When Diana Prince, played by Gal, insists that none of them are even a little bit queer, Kate selflessly offers to give her a smooch to help her be 100% sure about her sexual orientation. See what happens next in this highly enjoyable clip.
Of course, the sketch plays on the fact that Warner Brothers didn't incorporate Diana’s bisexuality in this year’s summer blockbuster. A sequel is officially in the works and due to be released in 2019, which prompted GLAAD ambassador Gianna Collier-Pitts to launch a petition to “make Wonder Woman bisexual”.
On her change.org page, Gianna calls the Wonder Woman film “a success for everyone...except the bisexual community”.
“The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics. Writer of Wonder Woman: Rebirth Greg Rucka even confirmed that 'Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women', so why is it so hard to translate this for the silver screen?
“The majority of the LGBTQ+ community identifies as bisexual or as having attraction to more than one gender, and yet it is the least understood of any identity. We are oversexualized and underrepresented.”
She finishes with a plea:
“All I ask is that Warner Bros. directly acknowledge Diana Prince for who she is, who she has always been (regardless of her current love interest), and what her character could potentially represent for millions of people.”
Would you like to see a bisexual Wonder Woman in the sequel? Then get involved and sign the petition here: change.org/p/warner-brothers-make-wonder-woman-bisexual
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