Aubrey Plaza Comes Out As Bisexual

by Gabrielle Diekhoff

I was impatiently waiting for the train home last night when I heard the news. I literally, and I mean literally, yelled in the silent station, “GODDESS BLESS!” The lone man near me on the platform raised his eyebrows, shook his head. I beamed. You would think I had just been asked to go on tour with Sleater-Kinney or maybe won a Pulitzer Prize for a work of fiction I haven’t even published yet. Nope. I had just read a headline on Twitter — “Aubrey Plaza Comes Out as Bisexual.” Yes, fellow queers — your prayers have been answered.  Sarcastic, dry-humored and monotone Babe of the Universe is now openly bisexual. Meaning, commoners like you and I have a slightly higher chance of dating her.

In an interview with The Advocate, the 32 year old actor, well-known for her role as the hilariously snarky and cynical April Ludgate in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, was asked what it was like to portray a lesbian character in Addicted to Fresno, to which she responded, “It was less about pretending to be a lesbian and more about portraying a human being with a massive crush on Natasha Lyonne’s character.” She then followed up by saying that she has a “major crush” on Natasha Lyonne IRL (but don’t we all?).

The real kicker, though, was when the interviewer asked Plaza if women often “come onto her,” and she responded with this casual quote that she probably didn’t know would send gay hearts like mine soaring to the heavens. “Oh, yeah. I don’t mind,” she said, “I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy. Girls are into me — that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”

This sliver of good news in the midst of so much bad news has my hopes unreasonably high. I’m sweating. Godspeed, friends…Godspeed. 

April Ludgate

Images via NBC 

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