Anna Paquin Awesomely Responds To Larry King’s Idiotic Bisexuality Questions
Anna Paquin recently went on Larry King Now and totally schooled Larry King… now… on what bisexuality is. Because apparently we still live in a world where people are confused by the concept of a person being attracted to both sexes, even if they're only married to one. But this is Larry King we're talking about, so is anyone really surprised?
Here's how the exchange went down. Just as a reminder, Anna is married to her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer. Larry King seems to think this means Anna is no longer bisexual. Oh, I'm sorry, I should say “a non-practicing bisexual.” Because sexual orientation is like a religion. Or a career you retire from.
King: “Are you a non-practicing bisexual?”
Paquin: “Well, I am married to my husband and we are happily, monogamously married.”
King: “But you were bisexual?”
Paquin: “Well, I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing.”
Larry King: “No?”
Paquin: “No. Are you still straight if you are with somebody, and — if you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.”
Round of applause for Anna for being so patient and reasonable and eloquent in the face of such a facepalm-worthy interrogation. It's pretty ridiculous that this still needs to be explained in 2014, but sexual attraction to other people — to men or to women or both — is not something that gets turned on and off (no pun intended) depending on your relationship status. Larry's had enough wives in his lifetime that he should understand that.
I'm betting Larry would categorize bisexual people alongside unicorns and dinosaurs on a list of “Things That Do Not Exist.” Although maybe not dinosaurs, because he was actually around to meet them. Haha, get it? Because Larry King is old? I'm definitely the first person ever to make that joke.
Watch the full episode below, in which he also grills her about nude scenes. Get excited!