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Winona Ryder Was Gay Bashed in High School

Winona Ryder Was Gay Bashed in High School


'I remember the halls were empty and these kids started shouting 'faggot.'


Winona Ryder seems to be taking a page out of the Jodie Foster playbook and deciding to go the lady-in-an-action movie route: Her next film is later in November, where she'll appear alongside hottie Jason Statham, James Franco, and Kate Bosworth in the action-thriller Homefront (Nov. 27).

Looking a bit like Sally Bowles-meets-Cruisingon the cover of V magazine (maybe she can sing and take over for Michelle Williams in Cabaret on Broadway a la Molly Ringwald after Williams inevitably departs?), she also gives us some delicious history and quotage from the story that accompanies the sexy fashion pictorials.

On playing a meth-dealing biker lady in Homefront:

"There's a slightly camp, arm-candy element to her that appealed to me. She's such a complete chick. She's what you think of when you hear the words 'biker chick.'"

On being fired because of her role in Heathers:

"I was fired once from a movie because I did Heathers! I was cast in a movie and the director saw an advance screening and was offended by it and fired me. It wasn't until years later that [the film] became more appreciated."

On being gay-bashed because she looked like a gay boy:

"The lore! That did happen," she confirmed, explaining how she dropped out of Kenilworth Junior High School after being gay-bashed by a group of bullies who mistook her for a boy. "I was obsessed with Bugsy Malone and had cut my hair short. I remember the halls were empty and these kids started shouting 'faggot.' "


Watch a Red Band trailer of Homefront below:

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