Showtime just wrapped the third season of its hit series, "The Real L Word." One of the stars of the show, Romi Klinger, who appeared on all three seasons, introduced a different type of relationship that fans are accustomed to seeing. Throughout the season, viewers witnessed Klinger's bout with sobriety, her feelings toward Kelsey, and her heterosexual relationship with Jay.
What has been the reaction from fans in regard to your heterosexual relationship?Overall, it's been 50 percent hate, 50 percent love (laughs). I think half of my fans truly understand my bisexuality, and the other half just want to judge me based off of something I am not. I am in it for love.
Have you gotten negative feedback from the lesbian community?Yeah, it's been kind of shocking! I've been an active member in the LGBT community for years and to get so much negative feedback from the lesbian community has been kind of a bummer. We always fought for love and equality, and that's what the LGBT stands for -- equal rights for all.
Season 3 also saw you evolve into a musical career. Your music career is actually taking off with your hit single, "Oh La La." What can those not familiar with your music expect from this single and future ones?"Oh La La" was kind of my first venture into music, and it was a lot of fun to experiment on that song. But during that process I met back up with my ex-boyfriend, Dusty, and we wrote a ton of songs. We released an EP called "LOVE" on Thursday, September 6. It really captures the essence of what I want to be doing. The record is super energetic pop, and I'm sure there's only more to come with that.
When will a full-length album be available?We're just going to keep writing and see what we come up with in the future; it could be anything!
How has being on "The Real L Word" helped and hurt your music career?It's really helped show off that side of me, for sure. I'm happy they were able to capture us creating the song "Alive" and other songs. I don't think it could really hurt me right now. I'm excited people got to see me venture off into new creative territory.
With a heterosexual relationship, will you be a part of Season 4 of "The Real L Word"?I would be honored to be asked back on "The Real L Word," and if they feel that my story is what they want, then great. The show is about love, and I have a lot of love.
Thanks for chatting. Is there anything you wanted to add?During the fight for equality, people must remember to respect and love one another, even if they don't understand it.
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