Kristen Stewart’s drift into “sexual ambiguity” has taken her from her straight romance with “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson to a string of high-profile sexual affairs with women. Now she’s ready to show and tell all in a new movie that will be “vulgar,” she warns.
Stewart, who has become a fashion icon as much as actress, is making waves with a new interview in French magazine Mastermind.
Her remarks about her “fluid” sexuality have been widely reported. But getting less notice are her plans to delve into the art of screenwriting to pen her own movie about women, who will be portrayed much like men are in Hollywood films.
“Ambiguity is my favorite thing ever. In terms of sexuality, sure,” she tells the magazine. “And, also in making films.”
“If you perfectly answer every question you don’t allow for people to have their own experience and rally indulge in thought. I feel the same way in how we fuck each other,” shes says.
“You don’t want to know everything all the time,” she adds.
Stewart, 28, who has played two different lesbian characters in her recent films is ready to transfer her thoughts to celluloid.
She thinks more movies need to feature more coming-of-age stories about women. (Hasn’t she heard of the Lifetime Channel?)
“Right now, I’m so aware of the fact that we’ve watched, cinematically, men and their way into their bodies, and do physical things that feel fundamental to this male perspective. In every coming-of-age story we see about a young girl, even if it’s the sincerest most true thing, what’s lacking is the honesty of actual female experience and the way we discover our bodies. We’re scared to us certain words.”
But all that is about to change. Stewart says she’s working on a script. “There’s nothing dirty about it, but I’m certainly going to be vulgar,” she says.
When she’ll find the time is anyone’s guess. She’s got five films coming out this year and next. Three are in post-production slated for 2019.
Her most recent film is an adaptation about the Lizzie Borden murders. She plays maid Bridget Sullivan, who has a homosexual affair with Lizzie, which is at the root of the murder of Lizzie’s parents in an infamous 19th century crime case.
Her film, “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy,” will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival later this month. It’s based on the memoir, “Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy,” by Savannah Knoop. She impersonated the female author who writes under the male pseudonym J.T. LeRoy.
She has the lead role in “Underwater,” an action-adventure thriller about underwater researchers who must find their way to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
In “Against All Enemies,” she again plays the lead about in a spy-thriller about actress Jean Seberg, who was investigated by FBI’s controversial domestic surveillance program COINTELPRO, becauwse of her association with ’60s-era African-American radical Hakim Jamal.