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No such thing as ‘binary sexuality’ – Dame Helen Mirren

The 74-year-old Academy Award-winning actress said to Radio Times that she “came to the conclusion an awfully long time ago that there is black and there is white, and we’re all somewhere in the middle in a wonderful mix of male and female.”

Screencap of Dame Helen Mirren from "Catherine the Great", a TV series from HBO

Celebrating an ally.

There is no such thing as “binary sexuality”. This is according to movie star Dame Helen Mirren, who similarly stated that “trans women are women.”

The 74-year-old Academy Award-winning actress said to Radio Times that she “came to the conclusion an awfully long time ago that there is black and there is white, and we’re all somewhere in the middle in a wonderful mix of male and female.”

For Mirren, everyone is a “wonderful mix of male and female.”

Mirren added: “I think I was very lucky to be in my world, the world of acting and drama, because I think an awful lot of actors have male and female in them. A lot of great actors, great, masculine actors, are actually very feminine. Great heart-throbs have a very present feminine side to them. A lot of very strong female actors, have a very strong male side to them.”

When asked if she thought of herself in this way, Mirren said that she did.

“I hate talking about my feelings, I never want to go to the doctor and I’m a brilliant map reader. I have a lot of what people might call male qualities. But I certainly look like a woman,” she said.

Mirren similarly said that she is not a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF).

TERF is the term used to describe those who believe that “identifying” as a woman is not the same as being born a woman. It is now often used to describe transphobic views.

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Mirren said she accepts that trans women are women.

“If being a TERF is not accepting that trans women are women then I’m not a TERF,” she said.

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