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Showgirls star Gina Gershon wishes she was a lesbian

US actress who became a lesbian icon after starring in Bound says her gay female fans give her the best presents

Showgirls star Gina Gershon wishes she was a lesbian

Hollywood actress Gina Gershon claims her love life might have been easier if she was a lesbian.

The star who became a gay icon after roles in lesbian crime caper Bound and cult flop Showgirls told CNN that her lesbian, gay and transgender fans are the ‘coolest’.

‘I love that fan base,’ Gershon gushed.

‘Life might have been a little bit easier had I actually been a lesbian. Maybe my love life would have been easier. Although that’s probably not true.’

She added: ‘I don’t mean to be sexist but the lesbian fans do give me the best presents.’

Gershon is currently promoting her new book In Search of Cleo in which she talks about her diverse fans and the ugly side of politics.

A 2008 Vanity Fair article alleged she romantically linked with former US President Bill Clinton.

However, it’s a claim which she strongly denies, telling television show Live with Regis and Kelly that the story was an ‘outrageous lie’.

Gershon became a gay icon after playing lesbian ex-con Corky in crime thriller Bound and bisexual Cristal Connors in erotic camp classic Showgirls.

Watch the full CNN interview with Gina Gershon below:

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