Yes, that's right. YouTube star, Lilly Singh AKA IISuperwomanII, spoke out about which privileges she's lost since coming out as bisexual.
21 June, 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
In a YouTube video uploaded a couple of days ago, Lilly Singh AKA IISuperwomanII, spoke out about what went down since she came out as bisexual.
The YouTube star with over 14.7 million subscribers revealed how she hadn't realised before how being straight had certain privileges that just weren't there for people who were out.
“I came out as bi and it’s beautiful and it’s glorious and I feel like I’m in my authentic self, but I have noticed that there’s a lot of privileges I had before that I didn’t know.”
"I say ‘privilege’ because it is a privilege. A privilege of being ‘straight’.
What were these privileges?
Lilly explained that since she's come out, she's started to notice how she wasn't really represented on films. She would watch films while wondering how the storyline could've gone another way. It hit her, how it must have felt to people years ago where there weren't even films like Love Simon (a story about a closeted gay teenager).
There were even simple things that Lilly's never realised she's had the privilege of before. For example, small things like telling your friends or family about a person you like. Despite being out to her friends and family, Lilly admits she still feels a tad nervous when telling them about a person she might be attracted to.
Now, Lilly wants to commit herself to telling 'stories that are real and for all types of people’.
“Not every story has to be for everyone but there should be stories for everyone.”
Can we get some applause, please? After all, with her Unicorn Island production company and her upcoming late-night talk show, we’re definitely sure she’s going to find a way to represent.
Now, an update on ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh is a late-night talk show that's expected to premiere in September later this year on NBC. Lilly is the host of the show as well as an executive producer alongside her business partner, Polly Auritt. This will mark Lilly as the first ever bisexual late-night talk show host.
Since the show was announced three months ago, fans have been pestering Lilly for updates.
We've got you. Here it is:
Lilly is still in the process of hiring people for the production, such as the showrunner and the director. It's taking time because it’s a whole different ballgame from her YouTube productions that usually only require about five people.
“My production, like me doing my YouTube stuff and whatever, is quite small compared to an NBC production.”
Now that there are a lot of extra staff, Lilly reveals the difficulty she has in learning what everyone does since there’s a bunch of roles in the production industry she's never even heard of before. Not only that, but she still has to wrap her head around how the Union works, which is especially way more important now that the production involves quite a huge number of people.
Oof. Headaches, anyone?
And how are her meetings with the NBC going?
“I don’t really have much of a filter, like I am who I am. When I talk to NBC If I don't like something I make it very clear, if I like something I make it [clear].
"I don’t want to get used to like a version of Lilly that’s not me. [...] I love working with NBC thus far and I’m sure that’s going to maintain itself and it’s going to be great!”
That’s the Lilly Singh we know! Now, who else is secretly hoping that Lilly will do some celebrity interviews as Manjeet? (AKA her YouTube character version of her father).
That would be the best interview ever!
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.