Lambert deals with an invasive interviewer with frank honesty.
Adam Lambert had an especially blunt conversation with Glamour UK regarding sex, sexuality and the pressures placed upon gay men in the industry.
The media has a tentative obsession with gay male sexuality (and either fetishises or ignores gay female sexuality) which Adam Lambert’s interview with Glamour magazine makes explicitly clear.
Cast your mind back to the most recent interview you read or saw from your favorite straight star and I’ll bet you a year’s wages that they weren’t asked if they’ve ever experimented with members of their own gender. Yet it would seem Lambert was quizzed about the legitimacy and endurance of his homosexuality in Glamour this month.
When asked “Do you ever find women attractive?” and “Would you ever sleep with a woman?” Adam dealt with the largely ludicrous and slightly insulting questions with a frankness we rarely see from today’s celebrities.
“I think women are beautiful — and I always notice when girls smell really good… I have [slept with women] before. I did it for the first time when I was 29. It was kind of a random thing, but I was very curious… It felt great. It was a friend of mine and there was tequila involved and a full moon and then suddenly… [Gives a wonderfully dirty chuckle]”
Adam’s comments may be shocking to some and people will undoubtedly question whether this disqualifies Lambert from the mythical (and – spoiler alert – non-existent) gay club but his comments reflect an increasingly fluid societal relationship with sexuality.
He was also candid about his opinion that many ostensibly straight male actors and singers remain in the closet and offered his opinion as to why many people of alternate sexualities feel unable to ‘come out’ in the public eye.
“Whether it’s music or acting, you’ve got to remember that those industries are primarily run by men, so maybe it’s about that. With women being the primary movie-goers and record-buyers, surely it shouldn’t matter so much?”
And on those straight guys?
“I’ve been with a few of them.”
Get yours, Adam.
If you can’t wait to buy the magazine next month, you can peruse the leaked pages here.
Adam Lambert’s latest single – the still amazing “Ghost Town” – is out now on iTunes.