Imagine playing a minor role in a major franchise and still feeling important enough to announce to the world your sexual preferences. Amandla Stenberg, better known as Rue from The Hunger Games, is unrecognizable now. And when people don’t recognize you, you fade into the terrifying realm of nobodies. A place no one who has ever been in movies or TV wants to be. Thinking fast, Amandla followed fading celebrity protocol and “came out of the closet” to find the attention and new fans she was desperately seeking. Initially she identified as a non-binary bisexual. But after realizing no one was swiping right on her on Tinder because inclusive fairy tale inspired genders coupled with indecisive sexual preferences was a bit too specific for the match making algorithm, she switched to full on lesbian.
Amandla Stenberg, who identifies as non-binary and came out as bisexual in 2016, confirmed in an interview with WonderlandMagazine that she is gay.
“I was so overcome with this profound sense of relief when I realized that I’m gay.” “Not bi, not pan[sexual], but gay — with a romantic love for women. All of the things that felt so internally contrary to my truest self were rectified as I unraveled a long web of denial and self-deprivation.”
“Like oh, maybe there’s a reason why I kissed my best friends and felt ashamed growing up,” Stenberg said. “Or watched lesbian porn and masturbated (and more) with my friends at sleepovers. Or stifled a scream of horror the first time I saw a penis and had to convince myself with much internal strife that I was enjoying what was going down. Or could only find attraction towards gay men and femme boys who damn near had the sensibility of a woman. “Mila Kunis was probably my first lesbian crush, besides that silver haired hoe Mirage from The Incredibles or Kristina Vidal’s punk ass in Freaky Friday.”
It’s sad when celebrities have to promote the switching of their sexual identity as a means to get people to look in their direction. You should just give up on being famous if you have to wear rainbows and kiss other women just to get people to care. It’s also important to note that her lesbian crushes included a cartoon character. Getting off to the imagery of a cartoon is about as low as it gets. And it’s also why I’ll never admit publicly that Capcom’s Morrigan, Cammy, and Chun-Li were nice to look at.
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