Model, DJ, TV presenter and of course, actress, Ruby Rose is best known for her role as Stella Carlin in Netflix’s hugely successful series Orange is the New Black. For many viewers, Ruby’s character in Orange was a close reflection of Ruby herself and all her gender-fluid awesomeness.
Diversity in the media is constantly improving and it’s people like Ruby, talking openly about gender and sexuality, who are really making waves.
In a recent interview with Galore, Ruby talked about how we need to forget the labels. “I’m one of those people who feels that everybody is somewhere on the spectrum. I don’t think it needs to be labeled—love is about the person,” she said. Too right.
Ruby also discussed that whole thing about ‘turning straight girls gay,’ which she says isn’t really a possibility.
“When people say to me that I turned them gay, I just laugh, because that’s not really even a possibility. It sounds like I did something against their will in the middle of the night, as if I crept into their brain and pushed the gay button, then did an evil laugh and left them to fend for themselves—newly gay and alone in the world.
I break it down like this: Did I find Channing Tatum in Magic Mike to be extremely hot? Yes! Could I now turn straight for him without having previously ever had a desire to be with a man? The answer is, nope. Haha.
But people will say to J. Law, “I want to be your best friend,” or to T. Swift, “I want to be in your squad.” Everyone has got their little thing, and the catch phrase I got after Orange was, “She turned me gay.””
She added, “I think people like the idea of “turning gay for someone,” but it’s not actually that simple. Ultimately, that statement is just a form of endearment or a compliment, but it’s not real.”
Ruby speaks the truth; so many women throw around ideas about ‘turning gay’ without stopping to think what they’re actually saying. It’s not a choice, people, and it doesn’t happen magically overnight.
In the interview Ruby also brought up one of our favourite topics: Tumblr.
“I’m so scared of Tumblr. I got into it one time and 12 hours of my life just disappeared. It’s such a visually stimulating platform, but I get lost in it like a black hole.”
Same, Ruby, same.
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