Former X-Files star Gillian Anderson has revealed she had a lesbian relationship as a teenager. The actress recently told Out Magazine that she has had romantic relationships with women in the past, but she’s not gay.
Here’s an excerpt of the article:
?I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict who…?
Wait, a lesbian relationship? ?Yeah, yeah, well it?s… You know, I?m old enough that I can talk about that,? she says, before resuming her list: ?And then I was in a relationship with somebody who was way, way older than me. Everything that that kind of anarchistic attitude brings?the inappropriate behavior it leads to?was how I chose to be in the world at that time, which was, you know, not what people did.?
Much of this has been written before — how she dyed her hair purple, how she glued the school gates shut on graduation night, the drugs and alcohol — but her lesbian romance is something new. Understandably, she is wary of making a big deal of it, precisely because it is a big deal for so many people. ?If I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different experience for me?? she wonders. ?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
Read the full article via OUT MAGAZINE