Natasha Lyonne has been in our hearts since she cried and drooled saying “I’m a homosexual” in But I’m a Cheerleader, and she’s making a return to screens of all sizes in several new projects. She spoke with Paper about her new film, G.B.F., which is about how fashionable it is to have a gay best friend. (The film also stars Sasha Pieterse!) Natasha told the mag of the film:
I play Ms. Hoegel, the head of the Gay-Straight Alliance. She was abandoned long ago by her gay best friend. My sense is that she couldn’t be with him forever because he was gay, and not straight. Now with the hole that he’s left, she has Mr. Anderson Coopurrr, her cat. I think her goal [in the film] is tokeep the kids on track with not being so narrow-minded or Salem Witch-hunty about their pursuits. I think [G.B.F.] is going to become part of the canon of teen movies…something like this has been lacking.
I’m sure no one would be surprised to hear that Natasha has a lot of G.B.F.s in real life. Said Natasha:
I have gay people in my life all around and I don’t think any of them want to sleep with me, unfortunately. Which is a little bit disturbing, you know what I mean? I feel like I should really be cleaning up at least on the lady circuit but even they have never made a move on me…that’s unfortunate. It just feel it would be nice if everyone hooked up just a little bit. Not that I’m a slut!
Natasha with friend and “But I’m a Cheerleader” co-star Clea Duvall
Hear that, lesbian friends of Natasha Lyonne? She’d like your attention, please. She’s likely getting some on-screen in the upcoming Orange is the New Black adaptation on Netflix, which is poised to be a very gay women’s prison dramedy later this year. Natasha said of the show:
It’s a women’s prison show based on the true story of this woman who is living this kind of bourgeois life in Park Slope — selling soaps to Barney’s — but it turns out her girlfriend from years back, when she was wilder, was a drug smuggler and turns her in when she gets busted. So now she has to spend a year in women’s prison and [I play] her seasoned [cell mate] who shows her the ropes.
We’ll have to continue to wait for a release date on the series, but G.B.F. is at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Catch it if you can.