Tessa Thompson publicly stated that she is “attracted to men and also to women.”
This PSA follows speculation about her sexuality after she played Janelle Monae’s love interest and clitoris in the music videos “Pynk” and “Make Me Feel.”
Thompson gave some insight about how her family views sexuality.
“I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be,” she said. “I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.”
As for her relationship with Monae, she’s not confirming or denying anything.
That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones,” she said. “But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?
Tessa added, “We love each other deeply,” Thompson said of Monáe. “We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that’s okay. It doesn’t bother me.”
Check out the full interview here.