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Mara Wilson Talks About Queer Undertones in Matilda

Mara Wilson Talks About Queer Undertones in Matilda

LGBTQ&A Podcast: Mara Wilson Talks Queer Undertones in Matilda

Matilda's Mara Wilson gets real about her career and life as a bisexual woman on The Advocate's podcast, LGBTQ&A. 

Mara Wilson worries you won't like her as much as you like Matilda, the role she played in the fan-favorite 1996 movie. "I don't think I'm as interesting as Matilda," she says on this week's LGBTQ&A podcast. Mara goes on to talk about why Matilda still resonates with people, pointing out the film's queer undertones of feeling like you don't fit in and having to find your own community of friends and family.

Mara also describes the imposter syndrome that's blanketed much of her life and career, including her bisexuality. She talks about the stigmas she heard about bi women -- namely, that they're crazy and just want attention -- and how that affected her coming out experience.

Listen to the full interview with Mara below or click here to listen.

Check out recent episodes with Steven Canals and Kate Bornstein.

LGBTQ&A is a weekly interview podcast from The Advocate documenting modern queer and trans history. Hosted by Jeffrey Masters, LGBTQ&A gets beyond transition and coming-out stories in order to get to know each person's defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or any major podcast app.

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