Your Daily Dose of :) : Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams embraces gender fluidity using him and her pronouns

excelsiorlef

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Billy Dee Williams has embraced gender fluidity by using him and her pronouns in a new interview.

Speaking to Esquire, Williams, who is best known for playing the role of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, was discussing a guide to being cool and advised people to just "be yourself".



"I never tried to be anything except myself," Williams said. "I think of myself as a relatively colourful character who doesn't take himself or herself too seriously.

"You see I say 'himself' and ‘herself', because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine," the actor later added. "I'm a very soft person. I'm not afraid to show that side of myself."
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Frecklestein

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That's so fucking cool. I aspire to completely embrace my femininity as well as masculinity as a hetero male. It's been a struggle, due to aging and fear of losing my softer features, but to see Billy at their age and embracing it wholly is a beautiful thing. I hope to age as gracefully, both in looks and as a human being.
 

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Didn't he use to beat one of his wives?

I'm just bringing this up now before someone else throws it out there. BDW is a cool dude, let old shit die.
 

Spinluck

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This is pretty dope.

That's so fucking cool. I aspire to completely embrace my femininity as well as masculinity as a hetero male. It's been a struggle, due to aging and fear of losing my softer features, but to see Billy at their age and embracing it wholly is a beautiful thing. I hope to age as gracefully, both in looks and as a human being.
Masculinity and femininity are two sides of the same coin. I wish more people realized this lol.
 

Lunar Wolf

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Didn't he use to beat one of his wives?

I'm just bringing this up now before someone else throws it out there. BDW is a cool dude, let old shit die.
"...used to beat one of his wives"

"Ehh, let's let old shit die..."

Please tell me you're kidding.

edit: meant for BossAttack
Girlfriend.

Found the article:

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actor Billy Dee Williams was arrested for allegedly battering his live-in girlfriend, authorities said.



Police received a domestic violence call Tuesday evening from a woman who said she was Williams’ girlfriend, said police Detective Serge Ryevski.



``She had minor scratches and bruises,″ he said.



Police confirmed early today that Williams, 58, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the Hollywood Hills. It was unclear if it was the actor’s residence.



He was booked at the Hollywood station on suspicion of domestic violence, and was freed about 3 a.m. today after posting $50,000 bail, police said.



The woman’s name wasn’t released.



Lt. Ron Sanchez called the incident an argument that led to ``a physical confrontation from both parties, on both parties,″ and added that Williams has ``absolutely no history of violence that we’re aware of.″
 

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On the arrest, as Chris Rock said, 'I guess he had a little too much Colt 45.'

Cool to see him say this. This is the first time Ive ever seen anyone articulate gender fluidity in this way. Interesting.
 

DiipuSurotu

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Mmh, I don't get his comment, to be honest. Did he EVER actually use 'her' pronouns before this interview? Seems like he just came up with this on a whim.
 

DIE BART DIE

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Sounds like he's just making the general statement "I'm someone who doesn't take himself or herself too seriously", as cool as it would be if he was being inclusive.
 

RockTidddies

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I dunno, that quote doesn't seem to imply or base any sort of personal identity or gender statement.

Sounds like a basic response to be inclusive, not necessarily the point of OP
 

Papa Satanás

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lol so Williams legit says "I say himself and herself" and people still gotta question

and to question it because they never used different pronouns before this interview? So? I don't use they/them offline, but that doesn't change anything.
 

Mona

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I dunno, that quote doesn't seem to imply or base any sort of personal identity or gender statement.

Sounds like a basic response to be inclusive, not necessarily the point of OP
i thought so to until i read further in the article

but at the same time, i dunno if Billy is saying exactly the same thing as people think he's saying
 
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Surfinn

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God damn some of you are miserable.
"You see I say 'himself' and ‘herself', because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine," the actor later added. "I'm a very soft person. I'm not afraid to show that side of myself."
To people questioning his sincerity, this is straight from the article.

Awesome
 
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TheMango55

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Billy Dee Williams embraces gender fluidity, important female part in The Mandalorian.

The Fandom Menace in tatters.
 
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I love how a thread about someone's gender indentity is just imidiately derailed by people not getting it again. It's a nice sweet thing and it's awesome someone is embracing both sides of their personality and being real to themselves. You don't have to get it.