Our editrix and other X Files fans will be elated to hear that Gillian Anderson, famous for her role as Dana Scully the skeptic, science-minded FBI conspiracy investigator on the hit television series, has come out as bi. This is no ploy to get some media attention — according to Out magazine, Anderson started dating girls when she was in high school. in Michigan. Aaron Hicklin writes:
In high school, she was voted “Most Bizarre” and “Most Likely to Be Arrested.” Both descriptions, says Anderson, contained a kernel of truth, “based on how I chose to look, dress, behave, you knowÃ¢â‚¬â€the relationships I was in at the time were freaking people out.” Invited to elaborate, she begins to list them: “I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict who…”
Wait, a lesbian relationship? “Yeah, yeah, well it’s… You know, I’m old enough that I can talk about that,” she says … Anderson says she has had relationships with other women, but they have been the exception, not the rule.
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