Do Stars Use Sexual Preference to Gain Fame?

April 18, 2011 By:
Do Stars Use Sexual Preference to Gain Fame?

Because I think dating Marilyn Manson would scare anyone from men, I believe Evan Rachel Wood when she revealed to Esquire that she’s bisexual.

“I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls…I’m into androgyny in general,” Wood told the mag. “I’m more of like the guy… I’m the dominant one.”

But in a lot of cases, it seems like actresses mix lesbianism with their sexuality to garner publicity. Just like the straight girl at a party who makes out with another chick because she’s desperate for attention, actresses seem to do the same thing.

The public likes girl on girl action. And if you don't believe me, this must be your first time on the internet. You can be moderately talented, but just say you've kissed a girl, and you'll be performing at the Grammys in front of video of your wedding to Russell Brand.

It's easy to become a hot commodity, so how many celebs flirt with lesbianism just to get attention?

Lindsay Lohan, for example, announced in 2008 that she “might” be a lesbian. Looking back, it was obvious her and SamRo had as real a relationship as Lindsay has ever had, but back then, Lohan didn’t have much going on, career-wise. The best way to stay relevant? Make a shocking statement about how you’ve graduated from Disney films to lesbianism.

It might not directly get them more work, but a star’s sexuality can at least help them stay in the headlines. But if the public realizes the declaration is just a publicity stunt, they’ll soon find themselves in Anne Heche territory.

When Heche dated Ellen Degeneres in 1997, their relationship was front-page news. After their breakup, rumors of her using lesbianism and a relationship with Ellen to gain publicity surfaced. Anne tried to distract us with a meltdown, but it didn’t help much. Any momentum she gained in the nineties soon fizzled out.

We all know stars like to draw attention to themselves when they’ve got nothing else going on. From wearing vials of blood to shaving their heads…it’s just what celebrities do.

When stars come out of the closet legitimately, it’s empowering to homosexuals and helps our society to evolve and become more accepting. But when they fake it to get attention, it’s just tacky.