Pop star Demi Lovato has forever intrigued the public as regards her sexuality and now, she’s not holding back. The American singer opened up about the exact moment she realised she was queer many thanks to a classic movie scene.
In a chat with Queer Eye’s Tan France on Friday October 9 during Facebook’s Coming Out 2020 event featuring LGBTQIA+ activists, allies, and entertainers sharing “powerful and candid” testimonials about their experience coming out to friends, family, the 28 year old celeb said she became aware about her sexuality while watching the 1999 classic film Cruel Intentions which featured a moment where Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) teaches Cecile Caldwell (Selma Blair) how to kiss and get to first base.
“It was definitely when I was young and definitely should not have been watching Cruel Intentions but did, and it was that scene where they made out on the park lawn,” Lovato said of how she knew she was queer. “I was just like, ‘Oh wait a minute, I really like that, I want to try it.’ And then when I was 17 I did get down with that.”
Lovato added that some of her songs were actually written for women whereas fans had thought they were in dedication to men:
“There were times I wrote songs about girls that my fans thought I wrote about guys,” she said. “I’m surprised that some of them didn’t figure out that some of the songs were for certain people. I was sharing it with the world, yet I wasn’t being completely obvious with what I was talking about. Music was my safe space.”
Lovato who didn’t come out to her parents until 2017 said in her coming out story, she focused on separating the people in her life into three groups when she shared the news.
“I pretty much told all of my friends and my older sister when I was 17,” she said. “They all knew before I brought it to my parents and then to the public. Those were my three phases: Friends, parents, public.”
The Disney alum’s messy breakup with her fiancé, Max Ehrich recently made headlines.