Although she performed an out lesbian character within the completely iconic 1999 movie However I am A Cheerleader, Clea DuVall was closeted on the time, and petrified of being outed. “We began the press cycle for it, I keep in mind feeling like, ‘Oh shit, I want to cover, I have to cease’,” she advised The Independent.
“I used to be very closeted and really afraid of individuals discovering out I used to be homosexual,” Clea stated. “It was the ’90s, there was no dialog about sexuality – you have been simply not going to speak about it.”
Although she starred in loads of queer-coded roles over her profession, Clea did not publicly come out till 2016, after writing, directing, and appearing in The Intervention. “I’ve performed plenty of homosexual characters, however I have never actually performed a homosexual character that’s homosexual in a method that’s the homosexual that I really feel like I’m, if that is sensible,” she said of the function.