Quotable: Margaret Cho Thinks It’s Hard For Men In Rock To Explore Their Sexuality

“It’s very weird, isn’t it, how rock and roll is very homophobic in a lot of ways. Women are given a lot of freedom to define their sexuality. I mean, Lady Gaga is able to pretty much do anything she wants. And Madonna, before her, was free to play around with gender roles. I don’t think the same flexibility exists for men, even though some of the greatest rock stars have been pretty androgynous, like Freddie Mercury or David Bowie — although Mercury wasn’t really out and Bowie was straight. There’s definitely a double standard.”

—Margaret Cho tells Zap2It about why she thinks Adam Lambert is in for a roller-coaster ride in rock ‘n’ roll [Zap2It]