8 Young Queer Actresses Who Have Only Played Straight Characters on Screen
It’s pretty amazing how many people are beginning to feel more comfortable speaking openly about their sexuality. For the most part, we’ve diverged from categorizing people as gay or straight, and more and more people are starting to identify themselves as somewhere on a spectrum of queerness. Yet, despite a ton of famous men and women coming out as bisexual, sexually fluid, pansexual, etc., so many of them are stuck playing solely heterosexual roles in their careers.
So, what’s the sitch here? Are actresses who openly identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community actively avoiding roles where the character identifies as the same sexual orientation that they do? Is Hollywood simply not making enough queer characters for these kick-ass gals to take on? Check out the gallery below and decide for yourself!
Everyone was super enthused when this former Disney Channel star came out as bisexual last summer, but we've yet seen her take on a role as a queer character. However, that could all change very soon.
The 19-year-old bad girl hinted that there would be a "controversial" girl-on-girl scene in her upcoming horror flick, The Babysitter. Whether or not the same-sex scene means that her character is on the LGBTQ spectrum or if it's just a ploy to turn on straight audiences is still yet to be determined.
Bella's said in the past, even before she came out as bi, that she would love to play a gay character — She wrote on Twitter that she'd love to do a project "where [she] get[s] a little girl on girl action" with Jennifer Lawrence!
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