Demi Lovato Reveals the Exact Moment She Knew She Was Queer
Demi Lovato realized she was weird thanks to a classic movie scene.
The pop star revealed during Facebook's Coming Out 2020 event on Friday October 9th that she found out more about her sexuality when she saw the 1999 film Cruel Intentions.
"It was definitely when I was young and definitely shouldn't have seen Cruel Intentions, but it was that scene where they made out on the park lawn," Lovato said, knowing it was weird. "I was just like, 'Oh wait, I really like this, I want to try.' And when I was 17 I finished with it. "
The famous 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 base. "Have you never practiced on one of your friends?" Asks Merteuil. After making out, Caldwell says, "That was cool."
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Gellar and Blair have recreated the kiss before, most recently on Blair's 48th birthday during quarantine. The Buffy actress shared a picture of friends kissing through a face mask titled, "I got my kiss."
Demi Lovato, 2020 Grammys, Grammy Awards, Achievement
Lovato went on to explain how queer affected her songs, hinting that fans failed to realize that certain love songs of her were actually about women.
"There were times when I wrote songs about girls that my fans thought I wrote about men," said the 28-year-old. "I'm surprised some of them didn't figure out that some of the songs were for certain people. I shared them with the world, but I wasn't very obvious with what I was talking about. Music was my safe space."
She was asked in 2015 if her hit "Cool for the Summer" was about being a lesbian. Lovato replied, "I don't affirm and I definitely don't deny," adding, "All of my songs are based on personal experience. I think there's nothing wrong with experimenting at all."
The singer was joined by Tan France on Friday, who caught up on how Netflix's Queer Eye made him come into the world.
"I chose Queer Eye and that meant I came out very, very publicly. It was the first time many of my family members heard it," said the fashionista. "I didn't see it as brave at the time. I was just so sick of not being myself."
Demi Lovato and Tan France
Regarding Lovato's coming out story, when she shared the news, she focused on dividing the people in her life into three groups.
"I told all my friends and my older sister when I was 17," she said. "They all knew before I took it to my parents and then to the public. Those were my three phases: friends, parents, public."
The LGBTQ special followed Lovato's chaotic breakup with her fiancé Max Ehrich, and it seems like Lovato is really going to move on.
Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich, Instagram
The "self-confident" singer is said to have been "completely embarrassed" after the split in September. "Demi doesn't want any contact with Max at this point," a source told E! News. "She doesn't want anything to do with him."
Lovato also turned lemons into lemonade by releasing a new break-up anthem called "Still Have Me" days after the engagement ended. She sings on the track: "I don't have a lot, but at least I still have myself / And that's all I need."
Fans could hear them play at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, October 14, as Lovato promised to give "a world premiere of new music". Is it okay that we're not okay?
Switch to NBC at 8 p.m. ET to see the highly anticipated performance.
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