Madonna says that gay men understand
In an interview with gay glossy Out
to promote her latest studio album Rebel
Heart, Madonna said that she sometimes wished she were gay.
“I didn't feel like straight men
understood me,” she
said. “They just wanted to have sex with me. Gay men
understood me, and I felt comfortable around them. There was only
that one problem, which is that they didn't want to have sex with me!
So … conundrum! I was like, 'How am I ever going to get a date?'
Maybe if I cut my hair and I lose a lot of weight, someone will
mistake me for a guy and ask me out.”
She added that gay rights were ahead of
“Gay rights are way more advanced
than women’s rights. People are a lot more open-minded to the gay
community than they are to women, period,” she said. “It’s
moved along for the gay community, for the African-American
community, but women are still just trading on their ass. To me, the
last great frontier is women. … Women are still the most
marginalized group. You're still categorized – you're still either
a virgin or a whore. If you're a certain age, you're not allowed to
express your sexuality, be single, or date younger men.”