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31 Actresses That Went Gay For Pay

These (supposedly) straight actresses have switched teams for television and movie roles, sometimes more than once. And we love that about them.

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1. Rashida Jones, "Our Idiot Brother"

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Jones, alongside Zooey Deschanel, had only a small role in this Sundance flick, but it was oozing with dorky adorableness.

2. Glenn Close, “Serving in Silence"

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Glenn Close won an Emmy for her starring role in this 1995 film. In the biopic, she plays the decorated Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, who fights her dismissal from the Army when she comes out as a lesbian.


12. And again in "I Can't Think Straight" / Via

Ray portrays a woman of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to fall in love with another woman, Leyla, a British Indian portrayed by Seth.

15. Gina Gershon, "Bound"

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GIna portrays a tough female ex-con with Jennifer Tilly playing her lover, Violet. They concoct a scheme to steal millions and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend.


20. Shay Mitchell, "Pretty Little Liars" / Via

Mitchell portrays a closeted lesbian, Emily, who was later outed by "A". She falls in love with and dates (for a time) Maya St. Germain portrayed by Bianca Lawson.


24. Anna Silk, "Lost Girl" / Via

Anna plays a mysterious character named Bo, a supernatural seductress who is succubus raised by humans. Bo also develops romantic relationships with both Dyson, a wolf shifter police detective; and Lauren, a human doctor.

25. Ally Sheedy, "High Art" / Via

You may recognize her from The Breakfast Club but in this film she plays a renowned photographer who becomes involved with her downstairs neighbor, portrayed by Rhada Mitchell.

30. Natasha Lyonne, “But I’m a Cheerleader” / Via

Lyonne plays lesbian teen Megan Bloomfield, whose parents ship her off to camp to cure her of her homosexual tendencies. While at the camp, Megan finds true love with another girl.

See more actors and actresses who have taken on gay roles here.


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