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Rose McGowan was raised by drag queens

In an intimate interview with The Advocate, Jawbreaker star Rose McGowan revealed her glamorous past. “At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Oregon. We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them.” 

She also told the magazine that she has a lesbian sister and has never dabbled in same-sex relations. “I disappoint myself,” she said. “I’ve never even kissed a girl. Isn’t that funny? The girls I think are cute look like guys, but then I think, ‘But if they open their shirt, they’ll have breasts,’” she said. “You know that guy Brad [Goreski], who was Rachel Zoe’s assistant? I’d be attracted to a girl version of him.” 

On whether she’d be interested in a lesbian film role, she laughed, “I’d be stoked to do a lesbian love scene. When asked if I’ve kissed a girl, I could finally say, ‘Why, yes, I have. And I got paid!’” 

When asked which screen siren she’d like to be paired up with, she confessed, “Whenever someone asks if I have a crush on any male actors, the problem is that I only like people who are dead, like Robert Mitchum or Cary Grant. So, my answer to you would have to be someone like Ava Gardner. I will not be a cliché and say Angelina Jolie."  

For more from Rose, including how her life is like The L Word, pick up a copy of The Advocate, on stands now. 

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