Aubrey Plaza is Bisexual, Knows You’re Into Her, Is Cool With It


Today The Advocate published an interview with Aubrey Plaza, in which the popular young actress revealed that she falls in love with women as well as men because she “can’t help it.” By “it” she means, I assume, “falling in love with women.” I believe all of us here can relate to that sentiment. The Advocate interview is brief and 75% of the questions asked in said interview are gay as hell. Here’s the key exchange:

You played a lesbian Krav Maga instructor in Addicted to Fresno. How did you approach the character?
It was less about pretending to be a lesbian and more about portraying a human being with a massive crush on Natasha Lyonne’s character. Natasha’s a friend, and she called me up, like, “Do you want to come do a movie and make out with me?” I have a major crush on her in real life, so it was fun.

You also butched it up opposite Marisa Tomei in the short film She Said, She Said.
That was way too short. I was like, “Can’t we do a whole movie where I get to come on to Marisa Tomei?”

Do women come on to you?
Oh, yeah. I don’t mind. I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy. Girls are into me — that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.

That’s right, Aubrey Plaza is bisexual!

Just last week, Aubrey Plaza showed up on “Watch What Happens Live,” at which time she admitted to having “dipped into the lady pond.” No additional details were disclosed at that time, but we can only imagine. Perhaps you have already imagined.

Aubrey Plaza has been a popular crush object for queer women for many years, due to her lesbian voice and Daria-ish nature as well as her appearance on Parks & Recreation, a show widely beloved by our people. The Latina actress and comedian started performing with the Upright Citizens Brigade, doing sketch comedy and improv while studying at NYU, and has gone on to do stand-up and appear in numerous webseries, films and TV shows. Her film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates comes out tomorrow nationwide. She is also on the Los Angeles-based basketball team the Pistol Shrimps.

“Her back and forth with Anna Kendrick on this press tour for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has been BEAUTIFUL,” noted Autostraddle Executive Editor Laneia. I’m not sure what she’s referring to, but after I publish this post I intend to find out!

In conclusion: Aubrey Plaza bisexual!

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  1. I’m at work so I’m trying very, very hard not to flail about screaming for joy at this revelation.

  2. I’ll always take another member of Team Queer Boricua!!!!!!!!!!

    **Takes out the bandera! Starts waving it! Gets ready for the parade**

    Four for you Aubrey Plaza, you go Aubrey Plaza.

  3. Guess who’s about to start a rewatch of Parks & Rec from the beginning?


  4. Natasha’s a friend, and she called me up, like, “Do you want to come do a movie and make out with me?”–How Natasha Lyonne comes up with movie ideas/how everyone should come up with movie ideas

  5. I always liked her, but after she revealed that Robert DeNiro was afraid of her when they were shooting “Dirty Grandpa” I have had an extra appreciation.

      • I wish I could remember in which interview she said that– it might have been Off Camera with Sam Jones, but I’m not sure.

    • I hope they cleared that beforehand with her or I hope she was already out. Because that’s kind of cruel to force someone out of the closet. With that being said my little gay self is very happy with her being bi!

  6. one time i got brunch at a table next to aubrey plaza at mohawk bend so basically what i’m saying is that aubrey plaza and i are dating

      • i’ve never seen them but i think brittani saw them getting coffee at sunset junction one time.

  7. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Omg yes! (Sorry teenage me came out for a second.)

  8. >> By “it” she means, I assume, “falling in love with women.”

    No gosh darn it, she means falling in love with men and women, which is exactly what she said!

    “I can’t help falling in love with women” and “I can’t help falling in love with people without restriction to gender” are two different things.

    It’s great that lesbians can identify with that part of bisexuality and the two communities can bond and celebrate together. But please don’t accidentally erase our sexuality and experiences in order to highlight the commonalities.

  9. My friend once worked as a burrito delivery guy and delivered a burrito to Aubrey Plaza.

    This leads me to believe Aubrey’s dream date is a night in watching Netflix and getting burritos delivered to the house. I’m sure this is more than enough information to fuel everyone’s My Girlfriend Aubrey Plaza fantasies for the next year.

  10. Maybe I need to stop going to the mountains on the weekend and instead deliver burritos and go to trendy cafes, cause it seems like that’s all it takes to run into her.

  11. “”She “can’t help it.” By “it” she means, I assume, “falling in love with women.””
    No she was referring to the fact that she can’t help falling in love with certain people she meets in general.

    You’ve made it sound like falling in love with women is something that she should be able to avoid or “help” – not a great message…

  12. She never said what she identified as. Stop labeling people. I’m tired of “bi” always being the default. There are other sexualities that are sapphic.

  13. She didn’t just appear on Parks, she was a main or at least supporting character for literally the entire run of the freaking show from start to finish.. Also who wrote that last thing on Mr. Riese? Was it Riese? Might be sleepy-typing here but there’s a lot of ego happening I’m not too sure…

    • Not Mr. But Ms. *im an asshole, obviously* but my argument still half/stands

    • Carrie Brownstein also has this haircut and I’m p sure she identifies as bi. What a time to be alive

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