Ever since the beginning of her career, Susan Sarandon has been fine appearing in movies that explore sexuality and gender, whether it’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunger or Thelma & Louise. In her latest movie, Jeff Who Lives At Home, which hits UK DVD on September 17th, she plays a middle-aged woman who realises that she’s attracted to women as well as men.
She’s been talking to Metro about the movie and her attitude to sexuality, saying, “It doesn’t matter the age, race, gender of the person you choose to be with. What’s difficult is being intimate with another human being. Once you learn to do that, the rest is just details.
“There are so many people who found themselves in unforeseen situations. Where you come down on the sexual spectrum is very flexible but it takes courage to be vulnerable to another person – that’s the big step that has to be taken.”
As for her character realising her attraction to women, she adds, “I don’t think it’s that big a deal. I could imagine that happening. It has to do with finding that person and once you set limits of age, gender, finances – you’re ruling out a lot of possibility.”