Jemima Kirke on Female Friendships

by thecustomhouse

I don’t know how female friendship changes [as you age], but I know my point of view of women has, and I think now I love women. Like, a woman will always be my best friend. I’ll never have a best friend who is a man. It just doesn’t work that way. So many times young girls will be like, “I’m a guy’s girl.” And I’m like, “No, you’re not. There’s no way a man can understand you like a woman, and you’re a guy’s girl because you’re threatened by other women.” I was like that. I was only men. But that’s because I felt special around men, and with a woman I can really be put in my place, and I’m on the same level as them. That’s the way it’s changed, is that I love women now, and I didn’t before. Because I was scared of them, because they understood me.”