KeepItCute (myselfdestruct) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

"Boy Erased" star Lucas Hedges on his Sexual Fluidity

The star of the new film "Boy Erased" thinks Sexual Fluidity is not "black and white". He appeared on the Ellen show with Nicole Kidman and discussed his perspective on sexual fluidity while discussing his portrayal of Garrard Conley.

“I was fortunate enough to be raised … I went to a progressive, liberal arts school for my whole life and in sixth grade, I had a health teacher who presented the idea of sexuality existing on a spectrum. It’s not really that you exist 100 percent one thing and 100 percent the other. From that moment on, I always identified myself as existing within that spectrum,” he said on the episode, which aired Tuesday, October 30. “I see it as something that’s more fluid, it’s just not as black and white.”

In a past interview with Vulture, the actor was quoted as saying “In the early stages of my life, some of the people I was most infatuated with were my closest male friends. That was the case through high school, and I think I was always aware that while for the most part I was attracted to women, I existed on a spectrum.”

“I felt ashamed that I wasn’t 100 percent, because it was clear that one side of sexuality presents issues, and the other doesn’t as much,” he continued. “I recognize myself as existing on that spectrum: not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual.”

Ellen also mentioned that she can sympathize with the actor’s “spectrum” outlook, saying she too gets “confused” — when she’s around Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake.

Is your sexuality fluid ONTD or nah?

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Tags: ellen degeneres, interview, lgbtq / rights, lgbtq film / media, nicole kidman

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