Tilda Swinton has always considered herself queer: ‘It’s my world’
The iconic actress Tilda Swinton has revealed that she has "always felt queer" and that she has a close, queer and artistic family surrounded.
In an interview in the February 2021 issue of British Vogue, Swinton spoke about who makes up her artistic circle that she described as a "queer circus."
Following the definition of her 'wonderful link' with late Queer fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and her strong relationship with LGBT+ director Derek Jarman, Swinton announced that she still considered herself to be queer.
She said: "I'm really aware that, anyway, queer is really about sensitivity for me.
"I still knew like I was gay – and I just looked and found my queer circus.
And it's my world, having discovered it.
"Now I have the West Anderson family, the Bong Joon-ho family, the Jim Jarmusch family, the Luca Guadagnino family, Lynne Ramsay and the Joanna Hogg family."
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Tilda Swinton has also experimented in her roles of gender, in 1992 Orlando, as a male and a woman, and in 2005 Constantine, portraying androgynous angel Gabriel.
She spoke about gender in 2009, saying, "My definition of sex is that I don't even know it's there.
"When I've experimented with the notion of changing gender, I've explored this concept laterally after Orland and other pieces of work I did... The whole idea of transformation is at the core of what I want to do and not least of the notion of gender.
It is very personal. It is a very personal matter.
"As Orlando does in the film, I can categorically say: Yes, I'm probably a woman."
She added: "I don't know if I will ever honestly say I was a kid – for a long time, I have been a kind of child.
I don't know who knows that? Who knows?
It changes." It changes.