I’ve always felt this way about myself since I can remember, since I was a little girl, I grew up being terrified of it and not understanding it. No one explains it to you. It’s something that no one ever discusses. So I remember growing up and seeing women and actresses who had come out and were open about it, and it made me feel so much better. I didn’t even know bisexuality was a thing until I heard [actress] Fairuza Balk talk about it when I was a kid. I was like: “Oh my God, you can like both – and that’s OK.” It was a revelation.
-Evan Rachel Wood
(Re)posting this for many reasons, not the least of which is FAIRUZA BALK (The Craft FTW!). But the bit about no one explaining is so important. All the people who whine that she shouldn’t be talking about it because no one cares…you’re wrong. All the people who whine that she shouldn’t be talking about it because bisexuals don’t exist…you’re wrong. All the people who whine that she shouldn’t be talking about it because anything other than heterosexuality is immoral or dirty or otherwise inappropriate…you’re wrong. All the people who whine that she shouldn’t be talking about it because this isn’t a thing that you talk about…you’re wrong. I understand being scared. Being scared isn’t whining. But talking about it is what makes it unscary. You don’t have to like Evan or Fairuza but they deserve some respect for bringing it up.
You can feel sorry for yourself or become a warrior.
The following is a long discussion of feminism that contains many spoilers for The Ides of March.
George Clooney’s film THE IDES OF MARCH is a political drama with an amazing cast. And they gave, to a person, amazing performances. I’d say particularly so-and-so but it’s particularly everyone. I love George Clooney and he was the weakest link (in acting, I give him huge amounts of credit for the direction). It doesn’t go anywhere new but it’s a good movie, I recommend it.
There are four women with lines, none of whom speak to each other: