Alia Shawkat opened up approximately her sexuality in a candid strange interview.
“I was a tomboy growing up, and I remember my mom asking me when I was 10, ‘Are you attracted to boys or girls?’ I said ‘I don’t know,’” Shawkat said. “Now I consider myself bisexual, and I consider balancing my male and female energies has been a broad share of me growing as an actor.”
Shawkat’s wildly addictive TBS series, “Search Party,” doesn’t shy absent from LGBTQ themes, and enjoyed a sizable queer following when it debuted final tumble. Her upcoming project, “Duck Butter,” goes a step further by featuring a same-sex couple as its protagonists. The 28-year-customary said the film was written with a heterosexual couple in intellect, but she and the creative team opted to design it approximately two women instead. “I adore that it was written for a man and a woman, but we couldn’t find the right guy, so now it happens to star two women [as lovers],” she said.
The actress, who hits the broad screen Friday in “Paint It Black” opposite Alfred Molina, said growing up in Los Angeles and “being exposed to lots of homosexual artists” helped shape her identity as a performer. The current political climate, she said, has inspired her to be more outspoken.
“As a woman, an Arab-American, and a member of the LGBTQ community, I occupy to employ whatever voice I occupy,” she explained. “There’s no more delicacy in being inaudible.”
Read the full Out magazine interview here.