Actress Julianne Moore talks about her lesbian crushes, gay rights and her new film The Kids Are Alright in Equality magazine.

Moore stars opposite Annette Bening in the lesbian moms flick that seems to be doing alright at the box office. The Kids opened with the highest gross per theater for any movie released so far this year.

In writer-director Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids, the family dynamics of long-term lesbian couple Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) is altered in unexpected ways when their teenage children seek out Paul (played by 42-year-old Mark Ruffalo), their biological father, whose anonymously donated sperm impregnated the women.

In a cover story for the summer issue of HRC's Equality, Moore says she didn't do any research for the part because “A family is a family is a family.”

“Relationships are – we're all pretty much alike,” she said. “Speak to anybody – two men, two women, or a man and a woman – about a long-term relationship and you're going to hear the same kind of stories.”

“I keep stressing how entertaining it [the film] is. It's so funny and so relatable. It's really, at the end of the day, about love.”

Moore also discussed her lesbian crushes.

“I remember a girl when I was in the 4th grade through the 6th grade, I was just crazy about. She was just beautiful and I loved her and I wanted to be her,” Moore said. “And then there was a girl in college who was a senior when I was a freshman that I worshiped.”

On the issue of gay rights, Moore said she supports repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law that bans gay troops from serving openly, because “segregation and silence, unfortunately, just perpetuates intolerance.”