Mila Kunis almost made the dreams of gay ladies everywhere come true with her new interview in the Advocate. The Black Swan star told the gay news magazine that she is a “gay man in a woman’s body.” Oh, what we wouldn’t give for to have said “woman” instead of “man.” So close, so very close.
The former That ’70s Show star still managed to delight in the interview, talking about everything from – of course – the big Black Swan sex scene to her character Meg’s sexual identity on Family Guy. In short, she was charming and now I wish more than ever that she has said “woman” instead of “man.”
A sampling of why she will soon be ranked much higher than her No. 90 showing last year in the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 List.
On Black Swan’s gay appeal:
Well, we didn’t have Cher in our movie, but we figured gay people would still be into it. [Laughs] I grew up in West Hollywood, in the heart of the gay community, so I’ve always been attuned with the gays. My first gay friend came out in junior high, but I always gravitated toward gay people.
On her connection to the gay community:
I was raised in a household where there wasn’t a separation between straight people and gay people, so I never saw being gay as something out of the ordinary. When I first started going out, I’d go to the Abbey, Micky’s or Akbar, because all my friends were gay. I’m a massive “fairy princess,” as I like to call it. But even at the age of 10, I never thought it was weird to see two guys holding hands and making out. It wasn’t until I was about 19 when I realized that the whole world didn’t share the same views as I did.
On whether her Black Swan character Lily is a lesbian:
Not at all. I just saw her as a free spirit living her 20s in New York City.
On whether she had an “experimental” phase in her youth:
There was no need to experiment because I knew what I wanted. I was a very late bloomer, so it took me a long time to become comfortable with who I was, physically and sexually, but once I did, I knew what I liked. All my friends were experimenting around me, though. … I actually live vicariously through the characters I play. I love that I get to live all these different little live.
On Meg’s sexuality in Family Guy:
Meg is still exploring her sexuality. Meg just wants to be loved, so she doesn’t really give a hoot who it comes from… [Why did Meg pretended to be lesbian to join a school lesbian club?] Being gay is cool. I just wish gay kids realized that earlier in their lives … I truly believe that Family Guy is one of the gay-friendliest shows on TV. It’s definitely the least judgmental of any person, religion, or culture, because it makes fun of everything and everybody, but purely out of love. The gay community’s really been embraced by our show.
On being bullied for being a foreigner in grade school and the recent rash of gay bullying suicides:
I’ll never know what it’s like to be gay, so it would be unfair for me to compare my situation to something as extreme as the bullying of young gay people. Yes, I was bullied, but I was bullied for having big eyes and a funny accent. Yes, I cried when kids picked on me, but it didn’t make me second-guess who I was. This bullying today is making gay kids second-guess themselves, which is leading some of them to go take their own lives. It’s just absurd that this kind of thing is still going on.
She also told the Advocate she would rather “stay home, take a bath, have a glass of wine, and watch Bravo” than go out to the clubs. That sound? Oh, that’s just gay ladies everywhere writing “Mila Kunis” into their Hot 100 Top Tens.