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Reneé Rapp Feared Homophobic Comments Ahead Of Sex Lives Of College Girls Debut

Reneé Rapp Feared Homophobic Comments Ahead Of Sex Lives Of College Girls Debut

Reneé Rapp
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The actress admits she felt 'judged' by people in her life.

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The Sex Lives of College Girls star Reneé Rapp is opening up about how her role on the show led her to reassess the people in her own life.

“When the first season came out, I had different people in my life,” she recently told PEOPLE. “I was really afraid for the show to come out because I felt very judged, and I didn’t feel comfortable.”

Rapp’s character Leighton has been undergoing a journey to embrace her sexuality over the course of the show’s first two seasons. She ultimately came out as gay to one of her roommates at the end of season one, and season two has seen her take further steps towards being out and dating women at college.

In real life, Rapp herself is bisexual, and admits that when it comes to sexuality, she “never really dealt with those emotions as outwardly as Leighton did.”

“I kind of… Just let s—t go, in a bad way,” she said.

It sounds like that may have led to people being allowed in the actress’s life who didn’t deserve a place there, leading to the aforementioned concerns about being judged for playing a queer character.

Fortunately, she says the people who caused her stress in that regard are no longer in her life.

“I actually was very excited for the second season to come out, because I felt much more comfortable to not be terrified to hear something either homophobic or slut-shaming, or things like that,” Rapp said.

The first and second seasons of The Sex Lives of College Girls, created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, are currently available on HBO Max, and the show has been renewed for a third season.

When was Reneé Rapp on Broadway?

Rapp made her Broadway debut playing Regina George in the Mean Girls musical in 2019.

How old is Reneé Rapp?

Rapp was born on January 10, 2000.

Where is Reneé Rapp from?

Rapp was born in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.