Lukas Gage Refuses to Identify Sexuality Amid Backlash for LGBTQ Roles
Lukas Gage has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood — carving out a career that, oftentimes, includes him playing LGBTQ+ characters … even though he won’t self-identify.
The actor recently did an interview with NYT, where he was asked about backlash he’s received over the years from people and critics who say he’s stealing opportunities from others who are actually in the LGBT community — while playing coy about his own sexuality.
Lukas Gage hits back at LGBTQ+ casting criticism:
“u don’t know my alphabet” pic.twitter.com/Vn5MtpHA3m
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The interviewer referenced a moment last year where he responded to someone on Twitter accusing him of exactly that, to which he replied at the time … “u don’t know my alphabet.”
In response to pressure about labeling himself now and going forward, Lukas says he gets it from all ends, explaining … “All the time. An agent that dropped me was like, ‘Stop dyeing your hair, stop wearing weird clothes and pick a lane: gay, bi or straight. It’s too confusing.'”
He adds, “I understand representation and voices that need to be heard, but I don’t want to do anything on anyone’s accord but my own. Let me do it when I’m ready. And it’s acting. I feel like everyone should get the opportunity to play whatever they want.”
LG has portrayed LGBTQ+ characters and/or LGBT-adjacent in shows like ‘White Lotus,’ ‘You,’ ‘Euphoria,’ ‘Love, Victor’ and in movies like ‘Down Low.’ The dude has bared it all too on camera, including one from ‘WL’ where he stripped down for a racy gay sex scene.
Amid all the speculation on where he lands, he’s also been rumored to have been romantically involved with some famous dudes in Hollywood … but he hasn’t confirmed anything on the record thus far … just leaving it to speculation.
Doesn’t sound like he’s going to clear anything up either anytime soon. ????????♂️