Quotables: Gillian Anderson Talks About Being Bisexual, Maybe
“I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school. [But] if I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation? It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.”
Our *dearly departed Jenn mentioned a few weeks ago that Gillian Anderson didn’t have her own category here, and I thought, “Well duh, it’s not like we’re a bunch of nerdy X-Files fans sitting around, fantasizing about Mulder and Scully and wondering when the Truth Will Be Revealed or whatever,” but after finding out that she’s doing Miss Havisham in an upcoming BBC production of Great Expectations, was found dancing on tabletops, and now is interviewing with various magazines, telling everyone that she experimented with same-sex relationships in the past, girl’s all sorts of interesting, now, isn’t she? Jenn was definitely onto something when she created the ‘Gillian Anderson’ category page, and now that some of us kind of care all over again, I fully expect the pages to fill up quick.
And as for the same-sex experimenting thing, can you imagine the level of hype that X-Files would have reached if all of the fanboys and fangirls two decades ago knew about this lesbian-fling thing? I just could not even begin to imagine (actually, I could, and that’s pretty hot). It would have taken shit to an entirely different place. Why would she hold out on us like this?
*Oh, and Jenn’s not dead or anything, guys, don’t worry! Check out her farewell post here.
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