On Saturday night, Israeli actress Gal Gadot (famous for playing Wonder Woman in the 2017 movie release) hosted SNL…
…And This Happened:
In the sketch, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant arrive by boat at the island of Themyscira, where Wonder Woman is sparring with her Amazonian sisters.
Aidy and Kate were under the impression that lesbians inhabited the lost island and were sorely disappointed when the armor-donning warriors didn’t understand how sexual their wrestling appeared.
“It’s like a porn, except the plumber is genuinely there to fix the pipes,” Bryant joked.
Gadot then tries to comfort Aidy and Kate:
And admits that she’s willing to test the waters and offers to kiss one of them to see if she feels any sort of spark, leading to:
Gal Gadot makes out with Kate McKinnon for at least 15 seconds (in case anyone was counting).
Wonder Woman is a character who’s already popularly referenced and looked up to by women all over the world, and even her name is almost more of a symbol of pride than a superhero moniker.
The sketch plays on the fact that Wonder Woman was revealed to be bisexual in 2015 by writer Greg Rucka.
He said: “Are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? …The answer is obviously yes.”
As Bisexual Awareness Week picks up steam, fans are pushing for Wonder Woman to be expressly represented as bisexual in the movies.
Gianna Collier-Pitts, who was a campus ambassador for GLAAD at New York University, has started a change.org petition that has already picked up more than 400 signatures.
In the petition, which will be delivered to Warner Bros, Gianna writes that the Wonder Woman film “was a success for everyone…except the bisexual community.”
She explained that “representation is power…As I was coming to terms with my bisexuality, I saw few – if any – characters that I could relate to, and those that I did see were almost always portrayed in a negative light.”
She said that bisexual people “are made to feel invisible and in doing so we begin to see ourselves as invisible.”
“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.”
Responses to the SNL skit demonstrate that support is growing for Wonder Woman to be be explicitly depicted as bisexual in the upcoming movie set for release in 2019.
Watch the SNL full sketch below:
You can read more about reactions to the skit here.
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