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Your Sister's Sister Director Lynn Shelton on Being a 'Shy Bisexual'

Your Sister's Sister Director Lynn Shelton on Being a 'Shy Bisexual'

Director Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister, a big hit at Sundance that costars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt and features a lesbian character hits theaters this summer. Shelton recently chatted with out about how being a “shy bisexual” has informed her filmmaking to a degree. Shelton previously directed 2009’s Humpday, which Out describes as “homosexy” about two male friends trying to get it on.

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Director Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister, a big hit at Sundance that costars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt and features a lesbian character hits theaters this summer. Shelton recently chatted with out about how being a “shy bisexual” has informed her filmmaking to a degree.

Shelton previously directed  2009’s Humpday, which Out describes as “homosexy” about two male friends trying to get it on.

Your Sister’s Sister zeroes in on a relationship triangle between sisters played by Blunt and DeWitt and Blunt’s character’s best friend played by Humpday star Mark Duplass.

Regarding the reveal of the lesbian character in the film Shelton told Out, “You don't know she's a lesbian at first; I wanted it to be an organic thing. When you find out, it changes this encounter between people getting to know each other. If they were both straight, there would be potential for something to happen. But both of them know that's off the table, so they're able to relate in a way that is freer.”

On pushing boundaries with her work Shelton explains, “There was a time where I had this fantasy that, if it weren't for society's taboos, anybody could fall in love with anybody. I'm kind of a shy bisexual, so I felt myself crushing on all kinds of people, including gay men.”

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>