Poor Anna Paquin Has to Explain Bisexuality to Larry King
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Poor Anna Paquin Has to Explain Bisexuality to Larry King

By Cindy Davis | Videos | July 31, 2014 | Comments ()


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.”

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) wonders if King is a non-practicing brain host.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • CurlieQt

    This and the Huffington Post interview are both great, but also enraging because I continue to not understand people who doesn't understand that and/or how bi is a thing. Bi is a thing. Why is that so hard to understand/accept. Good on Anna for staying classy and professional and not hulk-raging out like I would be doing. And I'm straight.

  • John G.

    Larry King is 800 years old. He's still surprised the Catholic church has gotten so liberal they stopped beheading people.

  • e jerry powell

    Another 100 years and he'll need to start building an ark.

  • NateMan

    He didn't retire. He died. It's just no one has been able to tell the difference.

  • Dulce et Banana

    Oh, I can't look - did she have to use sock-puppets to make him understand?

    Why do people use that term "practicing {x}"? I haven't been a practicing homosexualist in decades cuz, honey, I'm a damn professional. {snap}

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Given that Larry King is on wife #8 you'd think that he would understand better than anyone that just because you're married to someone doesn't mean you stop being attracted to other people, regardless of gender.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm horrible for saying this (not for thinking it, though), but I wish she hadn't said that monogamy bit, because I still like thinking about a Moyer-Skarsgaard-Paquin three-way.

    Oh, who am I kidding? I'm really thinking about a Moyer-Skarsgaard-Powell three-way, and Paquin can be the camera operator.

  • Number eight?!?

    Maybe it's not the bisexual thing he's hung up on so much as: all these marriages and I've never been able to keep it in my pants, and I'm only attracted to HALF the population. And you're trying to tell me that you're attracted to the entire population and this isn't a problem? SHENANIGANS.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Seriously, eight women have married that goblin. I counted three times and consulted two different sources because I couldn't believe it either.

  • Ziver

    I can't upvote the shenanigans as much as I would like, but you won my internet award for today

  • e jerry powell

    I am so attracted to your sentences!

  • AlexaCastro

    I have been given a slight case of the vapors due to Genevieve's sentences!

  • e jerry powell

    Never fear. There's always a box of smelling salts somewhere around.

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