The day all lesbians knew would come has finally come. Sort of. Gillian Anderson tells Out Magazine (via After Ellen) that yes, the cooch is out there, and she dabbled on a few when she was a teenager in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gillian has a 17-year-old daughter with a dude and has two kids with the dude she’s currently with, but before all that she was clit wrestling with the ladies. Gillian told Out that she kept that gayelle information to herself, because she didn’t
have something to promote until now want to make a big deal of it:
On being a high school lezzie: “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…”
Yeah, yeah, well it’s… You know, I’m old enough that I can talk about that. 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.”
On why she never brought up her lesbian relationships before: “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.”
Gillian is right. It isn’t a big fucking deal. Who wasn’t bi-sexual in high school? We all were! For about a full year, I was strictly a high school lesbian. But I’m guessing Scully was probably better at it than me. It’s not totally my fault, though. You try butthole-to-pussy scissoring on a twin bed. You need a damn blueprint and an instruction manual to do it right.