Today I get the pleasure of interviewing three incredibly queer folks in a poly relationship: Taylor, Alex, and Victor. Taylor is a trans woman, Alex an agender lesbian, and Victor a nonbinary ace. Taylor is a full time student at Texas A&M University; Victor is on sabbatical for a year; Alex is finishing up their last year of high school. The following has been transcribed word for word, for better or worse.
What movie or show growing up was really important to you?
Taylor: Scooby-Doo and Zombie Island where they- [Victor: Hex Girls!] OOoooo yes! They were my gay awakening! That’s when young me decided to become the big tiddy goth GF of my dreams.
Alex: 50 First Dates – but NOT for Adam Sandler. I liked watching Drew Barrymore because she was really hot. My mom told me when I was little I would sit with my hand in my diaper watching it.
Victor: I genuinely can’t think of any one thing. Ha, you guys think I have good memories growing up!
Looking back, what do you think about it would still impact you?
Taylor: The Hex Girls. They’re still really hot.
Alex: I had my gay awakening at a very young age, and I think that really impacted me. I mean Drew Barrymore is still really hot.
Victor: I can’t think of anything! I’ll think of something later!
What’s the best queer representation you’ve seen recently?
Taylor: Tipping the Velvet. It’s got the Gayest Feels of twenty-gay-teen.
Alex: Probably Queer Eye. I haven’t seen a lot of queer things.
Victor: [Alex: Me, bitch.] Sure! Um… okay. Recent would probably have to be Rock and Riot. It’s on Tumblr.
How long have you been openly queer?
Taylor: Mmm. My senior year of high school. I came out that year as trans and queer. And getting gayer every year.
Alex: I came out in seventh grade after falling in love with my best friend. [Taylor and Victor: Gay!]
Victor: I’ve been out since sixth grade. I came out as lesbian. And in eighth grade I came out as not cis. I’ve been open ever since.
How has this changed how you see movies and TV?
Taylor: There has to be queer in a show to watch it! Come on! There has to be queer!
Alex: Since coming out, I’ve been more critical of heteronormativity in TV shows, and I look forward to queer-centric stuff.
Victor: Excellent Gaydar. It’s perfected my Queerdar.