Poor Anna Paquin Has to Explain Bisexuality to Larry King
Didn’t Larry King retire or something? I mean, he had his time as a journalist and talk news host, but he’s 80 years old and it shows. After leaving CNN in 2010, King is still doing interviews, and apparently still isn’t quite as prepared as he should be. And say one of his guests is a bisexual woman; is it really appropriate to ask her if she’s a “non-practicing bisexual?” (Even if there were such a thing, what in the ever-loving fork does that have to do with anything.) This digging into celebrities’ sexual preferences — when they’re not heterosexual — is getting out of hand. Anna Paquin is married, period. If you, as a journalist or talk show personality, so badly need to address her personal life, go ahead and comment that she’s married and/or has kids. Beyond that, STFU. You don’t ask a person about his or her personal proclivities while interviewing them about a television series; the only reason King did is because Paquin has publicly stated she’s bisexual (which inexplicably seems to be an extremely confusing term to many people). But, don’t get too worked up over his complete and utter ignorance, because Anna quickly set the man straight. Er…she explained, “That’s not how it works.”
This particular discussion starts at about the 11 minute mark. Spoiler Warning: There are current season True Blood spoilers discussed throughout the rest of the interview.
Don’t worry, Larry continued his strange line of questioning, flitting from same sex unions to Paquin’s accent. I must say, she deals with him as politely and gracefully as one possibly can. She also spoke to Huffington Post about people who think monogamy and bisexuality are mutually exclusive, saying it’s “…their problem not mine. The reason I feel like it’s important to talk about this stuff is that the more normal and, frankly, mundane and boring this stuff becomes the better it’s going to be for everybody who is part of our community.”