Like many before and after her, Demi Lovato admits 'Cruel Intentions' helped her to discover she was queer.
Talk about a film having an impact. Demi Lovato says she first realised she was queer after Cruel Intentions.
Taking part in Facebook’s Coming Out 2020 event, Demi shared the exact moment she knew she was attracted to women was watching the famous kissing scene between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair's characters in the cult 1999 film.
"It was definitely when I was young and definitely should not have been watching Cruel Intentions but I did," she said. "It was that scene where they made out on the park lawn. I was just like, ‘Oh wait a minute, I really like that, I want to try it.' And then when I was 17 I did get down with that. And that’s when I knew."
Demi, who recently split with fiancé Max Ehrich, first told fans she was open to dating women and men in her 2017 documentary, Simply Complicated. In an interview with InStyle the following year, she described her sexuality as "very fluid".
Of her coming out process, she said in the Facebook event, it took place in “phases”.
"I pretty much told all of my friends and my older sister when I was 17,” she said. “They all knew before I brought it to my parents and then to the public. Those were my three phases: Friends, parents, public."
In fact, Demi said she even went as far as sharing her experiences dating women with the public – though she doesn't think anyone realised.
"There were times I wrote songs about girls that my fans thought I wrote about guys," she said. “I'm surprised that some of them didn't figure out that some of the songs were for certain people. I was sharing it with the world, yet I wasn't being completely obvious with what I was talking about. Music was my safe space."
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