While discussing a recent New York Magazine interview in which actor James Franco said he was "a little gay," three of the five hosts of The Talk said on Tuesday's episode they were attracted to women even though they are primarily heterosexual. A fourth host, actress Sara Gilbert, is an out lesbian and married to rocker Linda Perry.
Gilbert remained mostly silent as her cohosts opined on sexual orientation until Sharon Osbourne asked Gilbert whether she had "ever experienced sexual intercourse with a man."
"I wouldn't answer that either way. I just let people use their imagination," Gilbert said after she was repeatedly questioned.
Discussing sexuality, cohost Aisha Tyler said, "I personally think that everybody is a tiny bit gay. I do. I think that everyone is on a spectrum. Some people are very gay with a little bit of straight some people are very straight with a little bit of gay."
Tyler went on to explain, "Every once in a while I will see a very beautiful girl and think she looks like she would be nice to kiss," adding that it makes her "a little bit gay."
Osbourne responded, "I am not a little bit gay. I am extremely interested in the fact of what I missed out on, but too late now." Comparing herself to transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner, who came out late in life, Osbourne explained she wasn't extremely committed to exploring her sexuality: "I can't do a Caitlyn ... that's more than just playing."
In response to Tyler saying, "We all got drunk in college and made out with our girlfriends," cohost Sheryl Underwood said, "I don't have to be drunk to do that. I do that sober. If I see someone I like. I don't want to be frivolous about this, because I do see people that I would like to walk up to and they female and I'd like to touch something, feel something and kiss something."
However, instead of describing herself as bisexual, Underwood said she was "whorish," playing into a negative stereotype of bisexual people.
Host Julie Chen attempted to moderate the at times cringe-worthy discussion, which begins at 17:41 in the video here.