Recently the actress Jena Malone came out as pansexual in a moving interpretative dance on her Instagram page.
Malone—who fans know from her appearance in movies as varied as Saved to The Hunger Games—remarked in the caption on her post:
"I guess It felt like I was a heterosexual man in a woman’s body. I visualized his desires and placed them on to me."
"But this , was never the whole of the story that was meant for me. So I’ve been learning a new way to tell it."
"Using words to guide me not define me."
"That my sexual identity has more to teach and to tell me. Finding words that feel more right to explore in my telling."
"Pansexuality. Sapiosexuality. Polyamory."
"A fuller spectrum of understanding that my story is demanding of me."
"And I’m honoring it today with this soft and sleepy little stretch of a dance."
"I love humans. So there’s that."
The video can be seen here:
Malone elaborated further in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“I’ve been loving the process of learning more about myself and others through different terms that open windows, those windows then turn into doors and then I arrive at a place to find all this cool stuff out there.”
On Instagram, the comments were full of love and support.
Reactions on Twitter were also positive.
\u201cShe\u2019s too interesting to be straight https://t.co/4TRD1W6YtZ\u201d— Katrina De Wees (@Katrina De Wees) 1661394174
\u201c@THR shes been MIA happy she is comfortable with her sexuality as well looking forward to Adopting Audrey\u201d— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter) 1661379852
One person asked about the medium in which Malone came out.
\u201cWait - we're coming out via interpretive dance now??? \n\nhttps://t.co/fI2iUhZAVm\u201d— Lost Spaces Podcast \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Lost Spaces Podcast \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1661430340
But they celebrated Malone's coming out.
\u201cJena Malone came out as pan my god the 15 year old catching fire Johanna mason stan in me is yelling at the top of my lungs she was simply too iconic to be straight!\u201d— emily (@emily) 1661395054
\u201cusing this twice in one day wow gay panic\u201d— meatball shorti \ud83c\udf5d (@meatball shorti \ud83c\udf5d) 1661385134
Someone else commented on the meta-nature of the concept of developing a (gay) crush on a celebrity and then simply waiting for them to come out.
\u201c@autostraddle The amount of times I have identified with an actor and they come out, I stfg.\u201d— Autostraddle (@Autostraddle) 1661382580
Malone will be appearing soon in Adopting Audrey, directed by Zack Snyder.