She was in a relationship with the American actor James De Bello for several months in the year 1999. She began dating the American film actress Ellen Page in 2011 but broke up later that year.
She dated Camila Gutierrez during her early career days.
It was her role in the 1999 film But I'm A Cheerleader , though, that had the most impact of all.
That film, in which Du Vall played a lesbian teen romancing Natasha Lyonne's Megan at a gay conversion camp, made both of its stars LGBTQ icons — and while that may have helped skyrocket their careers, fame didn't come without its challenges for the then-closeted Du Vall, the actor says now."People really want to know what’s going on with you personally when you make those movies, and I think that scared me a little bit," Du Vall, who wrote, directed, and starred in the new movie The Intervention, tells Bustle.
"I think we’re all always a work in progress, hopefully, but I definitely had some stuff to sort through when I was younger."Today, she's relatively open about her romantic life, tweeting jokes about her girlfriend and discussing playing roles that are "the gay that I feel like I am" with The Advocate.
Part of that's due to maturity, she says, but also to the increasing acceptance society has had for LGBTQ individuals.
He runs into Clea in the street - and they effortlessly pick up an affaire de coeur - this time unencumbered by the interfering physical presences of Justine and Melissa - though there is a lot of pillow-talk about the two women in a self-absorbed manner by Darley.
The sex scenes actually read more real than those in the preceding books, where the fervent desperation of "bodies straining against each other while the souls watch the proceedings from some corner of the ceiling" is finally replaced by an apparently real sexual relationship between two mature adults, rather than the teeming adolescent angst of infatuation (Justine) and nurturance (Melissa) that precedes this Golden Mean of Coupling.
"It’s not that big of a deal, which I think is really encouraging ... They don’t even really notice, which is awesome."Recently, the actor has taken on a spate of LGBTQ roles, from Jessie, the straying girlfriend of Sarah (Lyonne) in The Intervention to Marjorie, the Secret Service agent and love interest for Catherine (Sarah Sutherland), the president's daughter, on Veep.
Du Vall, a massive fan of the HBO show, says she "loved" the experience of playing Marjorie (and doesn't rule out a Season 6 return), noting how well she thought the writers tackled her character's relationship."The joke was not that they were gay — the joke is that I look like her mom," she says. Because then, when you get into the episode with the documentary and you see a little more of Catherine and Marjorie's relationship, it’s treated with so much love and respect, and I really admired the way they approached it."Du Vall's role in The Intervention, too, is impressively nuanced, due to the fact that it was created by the star herself. 26, marks her directorial debut, and its story, a broad yet intimate dramedy about the complicated relationships between friends, is gentle, painting each character, no matter how flawed, in a sympathetic light.
Du Vall's Jessie is a difficult person — her unfaithfulness is rooted in deeper, more frustrating issues — but she's hard not to like, perhaps due to the chemistry the star shares with the cast.
There's Lyonne, of course, and also the duo's longtime friend Melanie Lynskey, plus a group of talented comedians like Alia Shawkat and Jason Ritter, all of whom bonded closely during the duration of the movie's filming.
"We were all eating every meal together, and people were living together in a really close-knit environment," Du Vall explains.