#Chronicle - To Be Bi or Not to Be Bi, That Isn't the Question - Star Secrets Revealed

Ansley Ansley


It's been said, in the past, that revealing you were homosexual in Hollywood was sure to kill your career. It had to be equally taboo to reveal that you can form relationships with both men and women and be equally satisfied.

Stars like Megan Mullally, Drea De Matteo, Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day frontman), and Gillian Anderson reveal that they have had relationships with both sexes. While the article only briefly discusses how orientation might affect their career, those like Lady GaGa have admitted it hasn't had much affect. And in some circles, it has made the stars more appealing, as being bisexual tends to titillate the interest of a very valuable corner of the market. (Right or wrong, there's a hefty chunk of men on the planet that find bisexuality in a woman tre sexy.)

You can read the full article here.

My question to you, cherished readers, is: Does knowing a star's sexuality affect how you view them in roles that would contradict their preferences? Or, is there a certain amount of admiration that goes with watching a gay man or woman play a convincingly hetero role on film?

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03/16/2012
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Katelyn Katelyn
I love the new Calendars!

I think that having openly bi and gay actors and actresses is extremely important to the gay community. I think my Evan Rachel Wood watching has become a little more frequent lol.

So yes, the sexual identity of certain actresses does effect how much I identify with them. This makes me more likely to watch their movies.
03/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Katelyn
I love the new Calendars!

I think that having openly bi and gay actors and actresses is extremely important to the gay community. I think my Evan Rachel Wood watching has become a little more frequent lol.

So yes, the sexual identity ... More
I feel the same way about them being open, I mean theoretically it shouldn't matter right? But, if I know they've been through some of the same things I may have gone through in life, it certainly makes them more likeable to me when it comes down to their roles in films.

I will forever adore Julia Roberts. Why? Because she was raised in an way that was very similar to the way I was raised. (And I just can't get over that smile.)

I was quite thrilled when Hugh Hefner admitted he had experimented with men at one point in his past and though he decided it wasn't for him, he had no problems talking about the experience and didn't show signs of regret in his decision.

I'm dying to get the calendar, I can't wait to see it and it should be here tomorrow! So yay!!!
03/16/2012
SweetSaffron SweetSaffron
It's wonderful to see celebrities who are confident in being open about their orientation. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of our society still has issues with those of us who are not straight, and for many, even coming out to a few people is difficult - I would certainly never let my Catholic family know that I'm pansexual OR polyamurous, that would likely lead to some family members I greatly care about cutting off contact with me, or at least putting strain on our relationship. Seeing someone who is confident and able to come out to the whole world is magnificent. I hope that someday we'll all just be able to accept each other for who we are, darn it, and not have to worry about what this relative or that friend will think or do. Seeing stars come out fills me with hope for the future.
03/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by SweetSaffron
It's wonderful to see celebrities who are confident in being open about their orientation. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of our society still has issues with those of us who are not straight, and for many, even coming out to a few people is ... More
I'm really starting to get the impression that it's okay to be open about your sexuality if you fall into one of two categories:

- Over 40
- Under 25

Everyone in between seems to take quite the lashing over it. But, like I said it's just the impression I've gotten from my research and seeing the general fervor of discussions about sexuality on the internet. I think it definitely sends the wrong message and I hope that future generations don't have to hear the "there are three things you don't talk about it - sex, religion, and politics", because I think that is ultimately what keeps the shaming-fires burning.
03/16/2012
indiglo indiglo
Knowing someone's sexuality honestly doesn't affect how much of a fan I am. I either like them or not. Admittedly, I do not stay up on the latest celebrity news, so I am generally the last to know that kind of stuff anyway. lol I guess that's why I feel like I don't let it affect my viewpoint. I feel like they've felt that way their entire life without me knowing... so why would me knowing change anything at this point?

I didn't know about Megan Mullally... see what I mean about always being the last to know? LOL
03/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by indiglo
Knowing someone's sexuality honestly doesn't affect how much of a fan I am. I either like them or not. Admittedly, I do not stay up on the latest celebrity news, so I am generally the last to know that kind of stuff anyway. lol I guess ... More
I think there were incredible hints written into the scripts for Will & Grace. The moments where she was hitting on Grace or making lude comments about other females. And then the nail was driven home when she guest-starred on The New Adventures of Old Christine. She played a closeted-lesbian running a company that was decidedly homophobic. It was a neat role for her.

I think she's awesome anyway, so no matter what she did I'd probably be on board with it but I like that people feel it's important enough to comment on when you have people like Kirk Cameron running around in society.
03/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
It seems Yahoo didn't like the original article, so they pulled it and put something else in it's place. Here's the new link.
03/17/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I think it's great that they are honest. My Man made a beeline home yesterday to tell me Gillian Anderson is Bi. He's had a thing for her since the X Files (nad I have had one for David Ducovney. Yum.) He thought it was pretty cool, I guess.

It makes no difference to me what roles they play. A hetero person can play a GLBT person, as a GLBT person can play a hetero. I've heard some people complain that Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother plays a Ladies Man and IRL he's gay. So what? He's an actor. It's his job. I also don't like it when straight people play gay or lesbian people and others get upset that "they should have used a real gay person for the role." IT'S CALLED ACTING for a reason!
03/17/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I think it's great that they are honest. My Man made a beeline home yesterday to tell me Gillian Anderson is Bi. He's had a thing for her since the X Files (nad I have had one for David Ducovney. Yum.) He thought it was pretty cool, I guess. ... More
Aw, how cute. We were on the kick of "oh it's so awesome she's bi" about ten years ago and it was no longer sensational or even comment-worthy a lot of times. Now, we get super excited to hear about men who are bi or gay coming out.

More than anything else, I'm just really enjoying how these things are changing, albeit slowly, in our society and I can't wait until instead of labels like GLBT or straight/hetero we can all be confident and merely say "I like sex, does it matter if it's with a man or a woman?"
03/17/2012
Woman China Woman China
Nope. There are very few things that influence me when it comes to actors/musicians. And their sex lives do no interest me at all. If they can play the part that they are being paid to play that is all that matters. At least in my opinion at least!!!!

And I went to order the calendar this morning when I realised I already had my 2012 Outhouse calendar up on my wall!!!
03/17/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Woman China
Nope. There are very few things that influence me when it comes to actors/musicians. And their sex lives do no interest me at all. If they can play the part that they are being paid to play that is all that matters. At least in my opinion at ... More
Hahaha, you can never have too many calendars!
03/19/2012
dlw dlw
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Originally posted by Ansley


It's been said, in the past, that revealing you were homosexual in Hollywood was sure to kill your career. It had to be equally taboo to reveal that you can form relationships with both men and women and be equally satisfied. ... More
I don't care. If they are talented, then they're talented. I don't need to know what they do in their bedrooms.
03/21/2012
Kate D Kate D
I really dont care if they are Str8, Bi or gay. If they can act,they can act. If not, they should not be kept around just because of their sexual orientation.
03/21/2012
SaraU29 SaraU29
Any Star's given sexual orientation doesn't affect the way that I view their roles.
03/24/2012
hey steady hey steady
Having spent many years hiding my bisexuality from everyone, it would be nice to see it becoming more acceptable...as I still feel there is a certain stigma and unacceptability attached to it even in the gay community!
03/24/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I admit it - I used to avoid watching some actors & actresses because they were gay.

Now? It doesn't matter - I'm not the one sleeping with them and their ability to act doesn't depend upon whether they're gay or bi or what they are....

Do I celebrate it when someone "comes out"? Not really...but I don't avoid them either. It's sorta like "whatever"...
03/27/2012
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