1987: WITH CHASTITY BONO AT LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY
JA: "Every day a group of us would go to Chaz's house after school. I haven't spoken to him in a while."
Allure: "Is his sex reassignment confusing?"
JA: "Well, obviously, yeah. I mean, even for his—her—mother, I think. His mother. But you know, good for her. She should just be happy." [Allure.com]
Oh, boy. Aniston starts off okay, but she's tripping all over pronouns by the end of her answer. I don't think it's entirely her fault though. The wording of the question leaves something to be desired too. Is "confusing" really the right word to use here? I think a word like "surprising" would have been okay in this case since we're talking about high school friends who haven't spoken in awhile. But what's so "obviously" confusing about Chaz's transition? Maybe I'm nitpicking, but the tone of this exchange seems to imply that the whole thing is some big weird mystery.
The good news for the confused among us is that Oprah's new OWN network has picked up the rights to Becoming Chaz, a documentary about Bono's transition that recently premiered at Sundance.
"I wanted to do this because I wanted to help people," Chaz said. "And I knew that...I could put a face on this issue that people just don't understand because it's a hard one to understand. I wanted to be able to change people's hearts and minds on this." [EOnline]Maybe Aniston and Allure can have a viewing party.