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Cynthia Nixon describes lesbian lover as a short man with boobs

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Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 13:51 [IST]

Melbourne (ANI): Cynthia Nixon has candidly described her lesbian fiancee, Christine Marinoni, as 'basically a short man with boobs'. "A lot of what I love about her (Christine Marinoni) is her butchness. I'm not saying I fell in love with her in a sexually neutral way. I love her sexuality - it's a big part of what I love about her - but I feel like it was her.

"It wasn't something in me that was waiting to come out. It was like, 'This person is undeniable'. How can I let this person walk by? Christine would probably kill me for saying this, but my daughter said one time that if you really had to break this down, (it looks like) she would be butch and I would be femme ... but really once you get to know us it's really the opposite," The Daily Telegraph quoted the star as telling Advocate.

Nixon said her former publicist did not want her to come out of the closet. "He just kept saying, ''It's your life, and it's private, and that's it.'' And we kept asking, ''That's the whole thing? We never move past that? We're at the playground with the kids, and pictures are taken of us, and we say, ''No, she's my friend?"

Nixon said being gay was a political stance. "If anybody, prior to my meeting and falling in love with Christine, had asked me about what I think about sexuality, I would have said I think we're all bisexual. But I had that point of view without ever having felt attracted to a woman. I had never met a woman I was attracted to (before Christine). And maybe if I'd met her when I was 20, I would have fallen in love and only dated women. But maybe if I'd met her at 20, I wouldn't have responded at all. Who knows?," she added.

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