Jul 08, 2016 11:43AM

Aubrey Plaza Comes Out As Queer

"I fall in love with girls and guys."

Alt girl icon/comedy supercrush Aubrey Plaza has recently dropped some comments to let the world know that she is here for the ladies. In an interview with LGBTQI news site The Advocate, Aubs got deep on her long-standing connection to the queer community and how she most definitely falls in love with girls. 

When asked about playing Natasha Lyonne's love interest in the movie Addicted to Fresno, Aubrey said, "It was less about pretending to be a lesbian and more about portraying a human being with a massive crush on Natasha Lyonne's character. Natasha's a friend, and she called me up, like, 'Do you want to come do a movie and make out with me?' I have a major crush on her in real life, so it was fun."

So far, so bi-curious. But then she follows it up with the kicker, and tells it like it is. "Girls are into me — that's no secret," she says. "Hey, I'm into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can't help it." 

And while in one way it seems kinda silly to be making a thing about someone being queer in this day and age, in another way it's not. The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando earlier this year was a terrible reminder of the homophobia and prejudice against anyone who exists outside of the heteronormative spectrum. And while we wish that everyone could just get on with loving whomever they please without it being a big deal, sadly we are just not there yet. 

So onya Aubrey for being out and proud!

Photo: Via YouTube

Nadia Bailey