“I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know.”
Actress Sophie Turner revealed in an interview for the April issue of Rolling Stone that she’s experimented with other women and that when it comes to choosing romantic partners, it’s not gender that interests her.
“Everyone experiments,” Turner, who plays the character of Sansa Stark on the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones,” said in reference to encounters with the same sex. “It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”
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And that soul, apparently, currently corresponds to Turner’s fiancé, boy band member Joe Jonas.
“I think once you’ve found the right person, you just know,” the Hillary Clinton supporter said. She told Rolling Stone that she feels older than her 22-years. And, according to Turner, part of that feeling comes from her extensive life and romantic experience.
“I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know,” she said.
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“I love who I love. And that’s okay,” Turner told Sky News in a Saturday interview responding to the reaction her revelation had ignited.
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Turner and Jonas shared the news of their engagement in October of 2017 via social media. During an appearance on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” in early March, Jonas said the two would wed this summer.
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Turner’s comments come amid a cultural and media environment that is increasingly more receptive to, and laudatory of, progressive expressions of sexuality, which include alignment with queer, transgender, gender-fluid and bisexual identities.
Celebrities with major platforms are often applauded for their perceived courage when they espouse stances or come out as a member of the LGBT community. Turner, for example, was celebrated by various media outlets after making her declaration. Progressives and liberals argue that traditional society’s unenlightened and bigoted views on sexuality make coming out a brave political act.
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