2018-07-06 20:23:11 UTC
Five years after she famously sorta-kinda-mostly came out during the Golden
Globe Awards, Jodie Foster says that every day is Gay Pride Day to her. And I
guess my angry, cynical, gay bones are broken today because the only thing I
could think after reading that was, Nice! Good! Correct!
In an interview with Net-a-Porter, the actress/director discussed her familys
Pride Month plans, her five decades dealing with men in Hollywood, and what her
son used to think her job was.
"Every day is gay pride day for me. Actually, its gay pride month the whole of
June. I didnt realize until yesterday. We had to figure the whole flag
situation, how long the flag [goes] up. My kids will go [to the parade]. My son
said, Maybe there will be naked bodies this year. I said, You didnt tell me
there were naked bodies last year!
Its funny to me that the Foster family says naked bodies instead of naked
people, but lets move on to her thoughts on the #MeToo movement:
"Not only is our culture evolving, but we are, too. I dont think there is a
woman I know who doesnt look back on when they were 15, 16, 17 or 18, who
doesnt put their hand on their head and say: Why did I do that? Why was I like
that? Why wasnt I confident? Why didnt I say no? This is a transitional
period, and its just so painful. You really have to have a plan for truth and
reconciliation. We cant put every man over 30 in jail. We have to love our
brothers and fathers and come to an understanding about how we got here and who
we are going to be together.
On putting her well-being first:
"If theres anything that I have to be a role model about, it is prioritizing my
own self-worth and psychological health above all. And if not, I dont know
where I would be today. I mean, there is a carpet of ex-child actors who did not
On not telling her children what she did for a living:
"I didnt want them to know about my celebrity at all. I remember when my son
was about four, he thought I was a construction worker.
Read the full piece here.