Pretty Little Liars Star Shay Mitchell Strips Down For Maxim: “I Completely Embrace” Kissing Women — It’s “Sexy” (VIDEO)

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By Shari Weiss


Shay Mitchell Maxim

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Shay Mitchell strips down to her underwear for the February issue of Maxim. Check out the photos and video below!

In the accompanying interview, the “Pretty Little Liars” star opens up about playing lesbian teen Emily on the show, which is known for its fair share of kissing scenes. “People ask what it’s like kissing a woman, as if there’s something awkward or weird about it. I completely embrace it,” says Mitchell. “When I step into Emily’s shoes, I’m truly in the moment, and I’m fully attracted to the women I’m fooling around with.”

“I’m not Shay when I’m doing the scene; I’m Emily,” Mitchell stresses. She goes on to theorize about the appeal of same-sex kisses, and why they might be drawing male viewers to her ABC Family series. “It’s sexy because two beautiful girls are softer, more sensuous, slower and also sort of educational,” says the star.

Mitchell, who is straight and single in real life, further says, “Guys watch because they like to learn from it. It’s like, ‘Hey, what’s she doing to that other girl’s body that I might want to try?'” The full interview hits newsstands Tuesday. Mitchell and Maxim both shared a few sneak peek photos on Instagram. See the pics below, plus behind-the-scenes videos.


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