It was only a matter of time before Greta Gerwig would enter gay consciousness. Roles in the “Arthur” remake, with Ben Stiller in “Greenberg” and as Natalie Portman’s bestie in “No Strings Attached” made her a bona fide movie star, but it was “Damsels in Distress” – gleefully riffing on the power of dance in suicide prevention – that earned her queer cred. Why? Just ask her. “It’s like an absurdist college version of ‘Mean Girls,'” the actress says.
Now Gerwig, 28, stars in Fox Searchlight’s “Lola Versus,” a post-breakup dramedy about one woman’s (reckless, slutty and drunken) journey to self-fulfillment.
Charming and upbeat, Gerwig spoke to us about the gay best friend she didn’t have in the film, how even straight guys can like Ani DiFranco and the best era to be lesbian.