The boat scene of Wonder Woman also establishes Diana's connection to Steve Trevor, who is far from being merely the butt of the films' jokes.
Since she's from a different, all-female society where norms and divisions of this kind don't exist, its only fitting that Diana can challenge our accepted ideas, since she has a fresh, alternative perspective on gender politics.
Diana makes us laugh in this scene, but she also makes us question our received ideas about romantic and sexual decorum.
As such, their nighttime liaison in Veld isn’t painted as a hesitant encounter between two beings at cross-purposes or of unequal power; it’s a tender meeting between two characters who appreciate each other for the people they are, rather than the fact they are an attractive man and woman respectively.
For this reason, it's probably one of the most significant cinematic romances in recent times.
And if marriage is so prized, why does it make so many people unhappy?
Wonder Woman has long been an icon of strong femininity in the male-dominated medium of comic books, and now the #superhero movie genre.
In particular, fans have found the optimism that’s borne through her fight with Ares to be a welcome light in the pervading grimness of the #DCEU. The scene in question is the beginning of Diana (#Gal Gadot) and Steve’s (#Chris Pine) long boat ride to London.
Yet moviegoers have also responded to how empowering the film is; the No Man’s Land assault is already becoming a pivotal moment in superhero movie history, but the film also contains another, less-discussed scene that’s just as key to understanding the ethos of Wonder Woman. Up until this point in the film, the peculiarity of Steve’s arrival, the brutal German attack and Diana’s theft of the God-Killer sword have meant that they haven’t had chance to get properly acquainted.
The biggest laugh of the boat scene definitely occurs when Steve discovers that Amazons don’t need — or even want — men to scratch their carnal itches.