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Abbi Jacobson Casually Confirms Bisexuality While Promoting New Netflix Film 6 Balloons

Queer women everywhere, rejoice!

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Abbi Jacobson attends a cast party for the premiere of "6 Balloons" during SXSW 2018 on March 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco have a new film out this weekend on Netflix called 6 Balloons, written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan, who just so happens to also be the showrunner for the upcoming L Word reboot. While both Jacobson and Franco are known for comedy, 6 Balloons is very definitely not that. However, when promoting the film, Jacobson confirmed something that will likely put smiles on a lot of people’s faces.

6 Balloons tells the story of a pair of siblings: a brother (played by Franco) who is a heroin addict, and a sister (Jacobson) who goes back and forth between trying to get him help and being an enabler.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jacobson was asked what her love life looks like in light of the fact that she’s so very busy these days. In addition to promoting this new film, she’s working on Broad City, a new season of her modern art podcast A Piece of Work, and the upcoming TV version of A League of Their Own for Amazon among other things.

Jacobson confirmed that she’s open to meeting someone, saying, “I kind of go both ways; I date men and women. They have to be funny, doing something they love. I don’t know—I’ve never really been interviewed about this before.”

There was obviously speculation about it before now, considering the fact that Jacobson seemed to be getting very close to Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein back in 2016, but as she says, she’s never really been interviewed about it before, so here she is, not only confirming that she’s bisexual, but that she’s looking.

When the Vanity Fair interviewer pointed out that by saying this, Jacobson might be opening herself up to people approaching her as potential matches, she said, “Yeah, who knows? The world is my oyster.”

While it obviously makes no difference who any celebrity might be dating or sleeping with, confirmation of a queer celebrity is always nice, both for the purposes of representation, and maybejustalittle when it’s relevant to one’s interests.


Ilana Glazer as Ilana on "Broad City"

^Actual photo of me.

(via Autostraddle, image: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Netflix)

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