If this story had come out in the 90s, back when Gillian Anderson was the number one nerd obsession, I’m pretty sure AOL would have drowned in 56k dial up modem powered nerd-drool. Now it’s more of a curiosity and maybe an inspiration for sci-fi geeks who might still struggling with their sexuality. Remember Scully from The X-Files? She’s into girls.
Or at least the woman who played her is. In a new interview with Out Mulder’s former partner reveals that, though she’s been married and mostly dates men, she’s had several relationships with women throughout her life, starting as early as High School. Anderson explains…
If I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation? It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.
It’s nice to know we live in a world where she feels free to discuss this sort of thing. And it’s weird to think that back when she was at her peak filming the X-Files, admitting something like this might have ruined Gillian Anderson’s career. The future is here.