Abbi Jacobson is Bisexual: Ilana Wexler Has Called Dibs Though

As Jews around the world archive their breads of affliction to mark the end of Passover, a new reason to be grateful to the Lord our G-d has presented itself: in an interview with Vanity Fair to promote Heroin Drama 6 Balloons, Broad City actress Jacobson revealed that she is single and ready to mingle with both men and women:

“I kind of go both ways; I date men and women. They have to be funny, doing something they love. I don’t know—I’ve never really been interviewed about this before.”

Jacobson’s sexual orientation has previously been of unhealthy interest to the queer community due to her perhaps (i mean) prior relationship with Portlandia actress / Sleater Kinney front-woman Carrie Brownstein. Unfortunately for their Jewish mothers, it appears that relationship no longer is in action, but I think we can all agree that the fact that it once was; dayenu.

Aforementioned not-comedy 6 Balloons premiered on Netflix streaming last night.

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  1. I think all Jewish mothers wouldn’t mind if we were dating Abbi or Ilana. My father finds them a bit vulgar & crass(booo); but my mother does enjoy the few episodes of Broad City she saw(Suzie Essman was in one of them and my mother likes her because of Curb).

  2. “I kind of go both ways; I date men and women. They have to be funny, doing something they love. I don’t know—….”

    I know!
    I know!

    (Paula raises her hand excitedly and jumps up and down in her chair like Hermonie in her 1st potions class)

    Pick me, pick me!

    Btw: me toooo! Abbi we have so much in common already.

  3. I’m a little concerned that Autostraddle is uncritically celebrating a woman that uses transmisogynistic jokes on her show.

    Like it’s ok to have problematic faves, but we can’t ignore the bad too.

  4. I love how casual the coming out process is becoming. And even though I have no chance in hell because I’m only mildly funny and generally have no idea what I’m doing with myself, the fact that Abbi Jacobson is remotely available is fun.

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