Pretending to be bi with your bestie is an attention-grabbing barstool behavior that sorority girls have employed since time forgotten, but celebrities these days don't seem to be above pulling the same stunt in exchange for free press instead of frat dudes. Here's our list of such celebrity "fauxmosexuals":
With a catalog composed of songs such as "I Kissed a Girl" and "Ur So Gay," Katy Perry has zealously built an entire music career out of homoerotic appeal. But since she only seems to date men, we wonder if her whole bisexual crusade is actually just some publicist's attempt to construct a cheeky, sexy image for a once wholesome, and unsuccessful, Christian singer. We're sure her love of giant clams, however, is strictly limited to her epicurean tastes.
Even though she's still a newlywed to actor Josh Duhamel, Fergie told The Sun that she's a bisexual and has done lots of experimenting with women, then went on to say, "You'll like [The Black Eyed Peas'] next video, for 'I Got a Feeling,' because I have a little girl-on-girl tease section of the video." Who are we to judge her humps, but this sounds more like a plug than a lifestyle choice to us.
Her melodramatic seesaw of a relationship with Samantha Ronson has gone on long enough to quell rumors that she's just experimenting with women, but that doesn't mean Lindsay Lohan hasn't found a way to profit handsomely from her relationship! The professional celebrity train wreck and her on/off DJ girlfriend are commonly seen draining thousands of dollars from Las Vegas clubs that bank on drawing crowds by promoting love-themed hosting gigs with the twosome. So, are they together for love or money?
Neve Campbell and Denise Richards: The twosome that started it all, making girl-on-girl action as desired as a Hermes Birkin bag. Their infamous "Wild Things" tryst, however, is just as implausible as shelling out thousands and thousands of dollars for a purse. If their love scene (which was closely preceded by one trying to sexily drown the other in a pool) did anything for the world other than give fanboys unrealistic expectations of high school girls, then we'd consider handing them a little more credit.
Considering she gained cultural relevance via a MySpace page, anything about Tila Tequila's persona is open to scrutiny in our books. The bite-sized pseudo-bisexual inspired "A Shot at Love," a tacky MTV reality dating institution that showed you could make a whole TV show out of bimbos pretending to be bi for each other! The show (and Tila's tweets), however, is kind of fascinating … in a lobotomizing "it's-so-wrong-but-feels-so-right" kind of way.
Megan Fox may not be confused sexually, but she definitely confused the literate world when coming out as a bisexual in May. Discussing the subject with Esquire, Megan specified her pickiness in regards to romps with females by qualifying, "I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man." We're still trying to decipher what she's saying, but it can't bode well for Brian Austin Green's post-90210 semblance of masculinity.
Also filed under "Too Much Information": After claiming publicly that she can give herself an orgasm just by thinking about sex, Lady GaGa joined the league of bandwagon bisexuals by coming out in the same month as Megan Fox and Fergie. We've given up guessing what part of the bubble buff is real and what's fake, but we've at least gathered from sight that a)she hates pants and b)she loves creepy bows made out of hair.
Madonna has never been one to hide her sexual exploits (see: the "Sex" book, her lyrics, or pretty much anything she's ever done in the last 20 years) However, this kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards seemed to signal the beginning of Britney Spears' downfall from squeaky clean teen queen into a newly acquired persona of Sinead O'Crazy. Not that there's anything wrong with a girl-girl kiss; it just eerily forebodes the scary desperate public stunts she's shared with us since. And why doesn't anyone talk about how Christina Aguilera sucked face with Madonna, too? The girl earned her fair share of lezploitative limelight.
Do you have a hot air detector handy? Former Danity Kane diva Aubrey O'Day came out to a crowd at a NASCAR party late last year with a lady friend in tow, only to retract her gayness later by claiming she was making a statement against California's Prop 8. Also, she claims that her dog Ginger is "also a lesbian." Can't fault her for originality, but we're going to guess she can't actually back that claim up with hard evidence. Somebody get this lady some credibility, stat!