Modern Family star Julie Bowen has LGBTQ+ folks on the internet raising their eyebrows after coming out as... straight? But also gay? Or maybe bi? But definitely straight.
The confusing revelation came during a recent episode of her "Quitters" podcast, in which Bowen told her co-host and guest that she once fell in love with a woman back in the day, but she's still "always been straight."
How does that work exactly? Who knows, but Gay Twitter is certainly having a field day with it! Hear Bowen's comments below.
Bowen said, all together as one seriously confusing sentence:
“I’m straight, I’ve always been straight, I was in love with a woman for a while, but she did not love me back."
Okay... do go on, Julie!
"She liked women but she did not like me in that way, and I was like... it never really took off, so I've never had to challenge my concept of my sexuality."
Well there's no time like the present, Jules! Cuz you kinda just did?
Of course, sexuality, like so many things, is a spectrum, and in today's fluid times where hard-and-fast labels are thankfully becoming increasingly passé, the LGBTQ+ community is a big tent where virtually anyone is welcome--even sort of gay straight women!
This was essentially the spirit in which Bowen made her comments--which made a lot more sense in context. Using herself as an example, Bowen took a stance against “the idea that we lead with ‘So, how do you identify?’ and immediately get into what you do in the bedroom.”
She went on to say:
“I hope people don’t always have to come out. What you do with your body should not be the first thing we know about people or care about. That’s your business!”
Of course, Bowen's revelation definitely got queer folks talking on social media, and there were all kinds of theories about which woman Bowen might have fallen for, with many speculating it was either her Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara or athlete Megan Rapinoe, since Bowen's Twitter bio includes a reference to the soccer star.
And naturally Lesbian Twitter couldn't help but laugh at Bowen's story, which they know all to well.
Sounds like if Bowen ever wants to give queerness another try, she