Queering the 2013 Oscars


This year’s Oscar nominees are pretty straight, especially compared to the last few years where we had a strong showing with The Kids Are Alright, Pariah and Albert Nobbs. Fear not — we’ve got a way to keep it gay when you watch the ceremony this Sunday, at least as far as the women go.

Jessica Chastain

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Nominated for: Best Actress, Zero Dark Thirty
Queer Quotient: Before she was the hottest new actress in Hollywood, Jessica starred in the indie Jolene where she has a lesbian relationship with Frances Fisher. She also posed for a sensual photo with Kat Dennings in W magazine once.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Nominated for: Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook
Queer Quotient: JLaw once told The New York Times her mom thought she was gay because she loved painting portraits of naked women. She has yet to play gay yet, but so far her character choices in The Hunger Games and Winter’s Bone give us an indication she’d be up for just about anything.

Naomi Watts

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Nominated for: Best Actress, The Impossible
Queer Quotient: Played gay in the David Lynch thriller Mulholland Drive, resulting in a very hot sex scene with Laura Harring.

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