Updated December 18, Cate Blanchett, who plays a lesbian escaping the bounds of a conventional s relationship in the Golden Globe-nominated drama Carol, says she is "bewildered" by the continuing controversy over gay marriage in Australia. Carol, which tracks the burgeoning love between Blanchett's character and a younger woman, opens in Australia next month and has been nominated for five Golden Globes, including Best Actress for Blanchett.
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett said she had no doubts about doing the sex scenes in her latest film because they are essential to the story. The tastefully shot sequences between Carol Aird Blanchett and Therese Belivet Mara show them taking their romance to the next level. Blanchett, 46, said on the red carpet outside the Odeon Leicester Square: "They're scenes and they're really important.
And it annoyed me. What was it about shipping a queer woman and a straight woman merely because they looked at each other that rubbed me the wrong way? Shane McCutcheon-lite Stewart eye-fucking the sultry Blanchett is a harmless fantasy, but one that caught on with a strange intensity among queer people online.
In an interview discussing her new film Carol earlier this year Cate Blanchett said she had enjoyed relationships with women, 'many times'. The interview, published in Variety, led to speculation that the esteemed actress was bisexual and instead of interviewers focusing on her work, Cate found her sexuality at the centre of intense speculation. Now, the year-old has expressed her frustration at the line of questioning, fuming in an interview on Friday: 'It really is of no relevance what my sexual persuasion is'. Opening up: Cate Blanchett, who plays a lesbian in her latest film Carol, addressed the rumours she was bisexual and said that her sexuality was not relevant to her job as an actress.
Queer icons Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett are on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, and the photos of them together are drawing a drooling crowd. Photos released from France show Stewart looking longingly at her fellow actress, and the calls for them to become the next great power couple are rolling in. Where's my book about Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett as lesbian robin hood style con artists who infiltrate rich ppl parties, steal all their stuff, and gift it to the poor pic.
Blanchett and her co-star Rooney Mara have been lauded by critics for their portrayal of the love blossoming between an older and younger woman. Yet the lesbian themes - and the logistics of demonstrating this love on camera - continue to be a point of fixation. The Academy-Award winning actress famously takes no prisoners during interviews.
Cate Blanchett has defended her right to play gay characters on screen. The year-old recently told The Hollywood Reporter that she would 'fight to the death' to take on those roles. Risky roles?
Most movies, even ones with lesbian characters, are written and directed by straight men. The new film Carol however, does its share to debunk harmful stereotypes while also telling an emotional, riveting love story. They are also both incredibly feminine.
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. In an age where every news item feels like an attack on my mental health, it's important to find respite in the things you love—like Cate Blanchett wearing suits. When I was young, the queerest content I could get my grubby gay hands on were movies that weren't explicitly queer, but inherently gay—like Bend it Like Beckham, Stick It, or Bring It On —and their stars were my roots.
Kristen Stewart is currently at the Cannes Film Festival, where she is serving on the jury. But in a series of photos, Stewart was caught posing with Blanchett in proper lesbian power suits; Stewart looking at Blanchett like she was the only woman left on earth. Naturally, the Internet went wild at this very pure display of queer love. Fans lost it over Stewart's not-subtle eye flirting.