The Sex of Kristen Stewart’s Partner—NBD
August 24, 2015
A few days ago, the September issue of NYLON magazine dropped with Kristen Stewart on the cover. Her interview inside the magazine touched on a topic that has lately been on the Internet’s mind: Is Kristen Stewart a queer woman? After her mother allegedly outed her back in July, Stewart was asked in her NYLON interview about her sexual orientation, to which she replied: “Google me, I’m not hiding.” Stewart then elaborated more on this, saying that she’s “just a kid making movies” and “I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’” She stated that she doesn’t feel that doing this is necessary, unless one day she starts some sort of foundation or has some opinion that should be shared with everyone.
As someone who was in middle school when the Twilight Saga was a beyond popular movie franchise, this interview with Kristen Stewart got me thinking about the media coverage of her relationship with Robert Pattinson. When the relationship was confirmed, she didn’t have to send out a press release saying, “I’m heterosexual.” It’s refreshing that she’s not making a statement about her sexual orientation now that she has a relationship with Alicia Cargile.
I hope this starts a trend among entertainers where they don’t have to give some huge speech about their sexual orientation. With everything beginning to change and living in a nation where same-sex marriage is legal, there is a possibility that celebrities might start taking the same route as Stewart and not making a big deal about the sex of their partners. If Kristen Stewart didn’t feel like she needed to come out and is instead just living her life, then maybe we’re on track to normalizing sexual orientations other than heterosexual. Being “in the closet” might become a thing of the past, and I happen to think that that’s a great thing.
What do you think? Is this a sign that sexual orientations other than heterosexual are becoming normalized?
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