Demi Lovato opened up about how she realized she was queer and she revealed that it has to do with Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Demi said she realized she was queer because of the classic movie scene. The singer revealed that during Facebook’s Coming Out 2020 event on Friday, October 9. She said she revealed more about her sexuality while watching the 1999 film Cruel Intentions.
Demi said she was young and noted that she should not have been watching Cruel Intentions but she did. She explained it was the scene where the actors were making out on the park lawn. The actress explained, “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.”
The well-known movie moment takes place on a blanket in a park, where Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) teaches Cecile Caldwell (Selma Blair) how to kiss and get to first base. “Haven’t you ever practiced on one of your girlfriends?” Merteuil asks. After they make out, Caldwell says, “That was cool.”
Sarah and Selma have recreated the scene since then. They recreated the kiss for Sarah’s 48th birthday during the quarantine. The actress shared a picture of the duo sharing a kiss through a face mask with a caption saying she got her kiss.
Demi Shares Her Coming Out Story
Demi was questioned back in 2015 if her song, ‘Cool For The Summer‘ was about being a lesbian. However, she said at the time that she will not confirm or deny that. She further added, “All of my songs are based on personal experiences. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with experimentation at all.”
The singer was joined by Tan France who also opened up about his journey of coming out. He said Netflix’s Queer Eye made him come out to the world. He said he decided to join Queer Eye and that meant he was coming out publicly. The fashionista said, “At the time I didn’t see it as brave. I was just so sick of not being myself.”
Demi also shared her coming out story and focused on separating the people in her life into three groups when she shared the news. She recalled that she told all of her friends and her older sister back when she was 17. The singer further added, “They all knew before I brought it to my parents and then to the public. Those were my three phases: Friends, parents, public.”
Demi took advantage of their unfortunate break up and released a break-up anthem, ‘Still Have Me‘. She released it two days after the two ended their engagement and she sings, “I don’t have much but at least I still have me / And that’s all I need.”
Demi is rumored to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday on October 14. The singer did promise she would be giving a world premiere performance of the new music.
Tune in to NBC at 8 p.m. ET to see the highly-anticipated performance.