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Tilda Swinton Speaks OUT

By Charlotte Robinson, October 05, 2016
Fierce LGBT ally Tilda Swinton is gracing the cover of OUT Magazine for its November issue. In her interview with longtime friend Hilton Als they discuss everything from sexual orientation to trading literature with David Bowie. The celebrated performance artist, model & fashion muse talks about her most memorable performances & her upcoming projects, including joining the Marvel universe as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange. On her queer aesthetic Swinton stated, “I have lived for my entire adult life closely integrated into a queer aesthetic, occasionally in situations where I may have been – for months at a time – either the only cis woman present or the only person in a heterosexual relationship, without particularly questioning why it might be strange for me to be included. The issue of sexuality is a secondary one to the issue of spirit. Queerness is an attitude that, when acknowledged as shared, can bring more people together than could ever be divided by it being used as a term of rejection. I think this attitude is what I carry above my head, without any effort or influence.” On her close relationship with David Bowie she added, “We talked about literature a lot, actually & used to send each other recent finds & old passions. One of the things I am happiest about in my life is introducing him to the essays of Montaigne, which I’ve loved since I was a teenager. And he sent me Bruges-la-Morte by Rodenbach, for which I am forever grateful. Beyond all the myriad things to miss, I miss our conversation most badly.”
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