Bryan Singer: I’m quite bisexual but saying I’m gay is an easy answer
X-Men director Bryan Singer has revealed that he is actually bisexual, but prefers to identify as gay because it’s a “one-syllable, easy answer”.
The director was speaking in Out magazine, in an interview conducted before his self-imposed media blackout over ongoing sexual abuse lawsuits.
He told the magazine: “I came out by osmosis. I’m quite bisexual.
“In the last five years, I’ve had two girlfriends – one for two years, one for eight months.
“In the end, it’s probably going to be a guy. I emotionally lean towards male relationships, so I’m happy to say I’m gay, too, if it’s a one-syllable, easy answer.
“If you look at the Kinsey Report, human sexuality is so complex.
“And the reason I’ve never talked about it to the press — until now — is because sexuality is so complex. To have a real conversation about it, you really want to have the person you’re talking to in front of you.
“I’ve never felt the need to be declarative [about my sexuality]. My sexuality is not what is tearing me up inside.”
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The director is currently the subject of two sex abuse lawsuits filed on behalf of two separate men by lawyer Jeff Herman.
Singer has described them as a “sick, twisted shakedown” and “completely false”, and pointed to several inconsistencies in them.
According to Singer’s lawyer, the first lawsuit revolves around ‘sex parties’ in Hawaii and California, at a time when Singer was in Toronto filming the first X-Men movie.
His lawyer pointed out: “The legal age of consent in the United Kingdom is 16.
“Even assuming the outrageous allegations against our client in your ‘John Doe No. 117’ complaint were true – which they are not – they do not state any legal claim involving sex with someone under the age of consent.”