Hot on the heels of Clarke in The 100 being revealed as bisexual, we get another bi woman in sci-fi with Catwoman slyly coming out as bisexual in the latest edition of the DC comic.
The geekier end of social media has been abuzz with it ever since – not least this poster from the people behind the Bisexual Recruitment Army riffing on current “young Batman” TV show Gotham – which already has a fistful of established queer characters.
Writer Genevieve Valentine blogged:
She’s flirted around it – often quite literally – for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation. And as Mark Doyle and I were first hashing out the relationships in this arc, Eiko seemed like the right person: intelligent, driven, in that uncanny valley of Almost Catwoman, and knows enough about Selina that their honesty has become something of a shelter in a situation that’s getting increasingly dishonest for everybody involved. The more we talked about it, the more it was something I wanted to make happen.
A good week for bi representation, then. Perhaps we can have some bi blokes next week though?