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Lesbian Couple Enters VH1's 'Tool Academy'

Lesbian Couple Enters VH1's 'Tool Academy'

VH1's "Tool Academy"returns on Sunday and this time, a lesbian couple will enter the Academy. In a new twist, two Tools will be female and the show will feature its first same-sex couple. Entertainment Weekly caught up with the "Tool" half of that couple, Courtney, to talk about her role in the reality show. Read the interview here. 

On Valentine's Day, watch out for the first lesbian Tool!

VH1's Tool Academy returns on Sunday for a third round of couples counseling and this time, a lesbian couple will enter the Academy.

In a new twist, two Tools will be female and the show will feature its first same-sex couple.

Entertainment Weekly caught up with the "Tool" half of that couple, Courtney, to talk about her role in the reality show.

Courtney reveals her anxiety over representing the gay community and her fears about being called a "douchebag." Welcome to Tool Academy!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you feel honored to be one of the first female Tools on Tool Academy?

COURTNEY: It's a different type of honor, yes.

Did you think that you belonged in the Academy?

No. (Laughs)

How's it going to feel to watch the series?

I know everything that happened, but I'm also the first gay Tool, so to speak, and I'm representing a whole community of people. So not only am I gonna have the heterosexual community commenting on me, I'm gonna have my gay community viewing this person. I'm a little bit more anxious.

Was that on your mind while you were filming?

I'm in Mexico, having a great time, and then I get thrown into this show by my partner. [NOTE: the Tools were initially told that they were competing in a reality show to decide who would be the new Party Ambassador to Mexico.] Like, "Awesome, thanks. Now I know what the show's about, and you're calling me a douchebag." I didn't think I was that bad! My first reaction was, "Holy S-! I am on this with a bunch of dudes and one other chick, but I'm the only gay person." Once we got back into the Academy, that's when it clicked: I'm not only representing myself, I'm representing bunch of people. I've heard a lot of my gay friends say they should make a Tool Academy for gay people. We're the same as straight people. Sometimes more dramatic, sometimes less.

Read the complete interview here.

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