Miley Cyrus is back in the saddle again, making headlines for her fluid sexuality, gender identity and even shines a spotlight on politics. In an interview with Paper magazine for their summer 2015 issue, the 22-year-old goddaughter of Dolly Parton bares it all – literally and figuratively.
“I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age,” Cyrus said. “Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult – anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”
Her outlook on life is as straightforward as the former Hannah Montana star herself. “As long as you’re not hurting anyone, your choices are your choices.”
Cyrus said she told her mom Tish about her same-sex attractions at the age of 14.
“I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them,” she said. “I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.”
In the interview, Cyrus refers to her Country music dad Billy Ray Cyrus as a “cool hippie psycho freak, and her mom as “super cosmic” and “a complete optimist, the fucking cheerleader of the universe.”
Cyrus has been publicly linked to Hollywood bachelors Nick Jonas, Liam Hemsworth, and Patrick Schwarzenegger, but admitted to having high-profile affairs with women as well.
“I’ve had that,” she said. “But people never really looked at it, and I never brought it into the spotlight.”
Cyrus also discussed politics in the interview, saying she felt fundamentalists had no place in passing legislature.
“Those people [shouldn’t] get to make our laws,” she told Paper. Those people – the ones who believe that, say, Noah’s Ark was a real seafaring vessel. “That’s fucking insane. We’ve outgrown that fairy tale, like we’ve outgrown fucking Santa and the tooth fairy.”