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THE MUSTO INTERVIEW: Honey Graham

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THE MUSTO INTERVIEW: Honey Graham

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Known for her racy roles-from the rotlergirl in Boogie Nights to Felicity Shagwell, pal of Austin Powers-Heather Graham now comes over to our side in Gray Matters, in which she's Gray, an ad exec who unexpectedly falls for her brother's fiancée. Take the "r" out of Gray and...bingo!

Mucto: Hi, Heather. Is this your first time playing a lesbian?

Graham: Yes, it is. I've kissed girls before, but I don't know if it was a lesbian thing. I did a stage production of The Crucible. I was Mary Warren, and there was a scene where the girl playing Abigail and I were making out.

You witches! Anyway, writer-director Sue Kramer says she based Gray Mutters on her sister Carolyn.

Yes. Carolyn gave me pointers. I got her drunk one night and asked her every personal question. She said when she kissed a girl for the first time it all made sense and everything fell into place.

It was the same for me. The first time I kissed a girl, I knew I was gayl

You said "E-e-ew." [Laughing] I have a few other friends who are gay, so I asked them about it. One told me she had female friends she wanted to be around all the time, and one of them said to her, "You have a crush on me." She said, "No, I don't!" She totally didn't know she felt sexual about that.

You were also recently in Bobby, one of the many '06 movies based on reallife tragedies. Is Gray Matters in sharp contrast?

Yeah, it was fun to do a happy movie. There are so many movies about frustrated gay romance. This one has a positive outcome and a message to be yourself. …

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