Cate Blanchett is Not Bisexual, Sigh

Cate Blanchett blames her unintentional bisexual coming out on an incomplete quote in the Variety article.

She said at a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival that her comments about her relationships with women were taken out of context. (See the video above.)

Blanchett says: “From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’ And I said: ‘Yes, many times. Do you mean have I had sexual relationships with women? Then the answer is no. But that obviously didn’t make it.”

The actress did make a stand that “It’s 2015 and in this day and age, we shouldn’t care one way or the other. I thought one’s job as an actor was not to present one’s boring, small, microscopic universe, but to make a psychological connection to another character’s experiences.”

She added that in the film she’s promoting, Carol, her character—who does embark on a sexual relationship with another woman— doesn’t talk much about her sexuality. “[Carol’s] sexuality is a private affair. What often happens these days is if you are homosexual you have to talk about it constantly, the only thing, before your work,” Blanchett said. “We’re living in a deeply conservative time.”

Anyway, she’s not bi. Sigh.

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]