In case you are blind, here’s some solid confirmation that you may have had a little hunch about: During a recent interview with #Boom Magazine celebrating the 50th anniversary re-release of Victoria Price’s family cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recipes, Victoria Price spoke about her father Vincent coming out to her as bi, just as she came out to him as a lesbian:
“He said to me, ’You know, I know just how you feel, because I have had these deep, loving relationships with men in my life—and all my wives were jealous,’” she recalls.
Victoria admits she’s been pestered about her father’s sexuality her whole life. One time, at a West Hollywood nightclub in the late 80s, cemented how disquieting she found the chatter.
A blond woman with a wry expression came over to me and said, “You’re Vincent Price’s daughter. Your father’s gay, isn’t he?”
I don’t remember my mumbled reply—except that, sadly, it wasn’t very witty—”I don’t know” or “He was married three times.”
But I do remember that I was shocked. Not because it was the first time someone had suggested that he might be gay or at the very least bisexual.
But because, until that moment, I hadn’t really understood the degree to which my 78-year-old father’s sexuality, whatever it might be, had become public property to be discussed, analyzed, bandied about, as one might share a recipe or chat about the weather.
Darkness falls across the land, but coming out is oh-so grand! Welcome Vincent to the club c/o Vicky Price!