What a pal. What a noble, big-hearted guy. Where, I ask you, were friends like this when I was struggling to come out?
Younger star Nico Tortorella told New York magazine that he once charitably hooked up with a male friend in high school to help him come to terms with his sexuality.
“This is going to sound fucked, but I knew that he was really struggling. And I was like, Look, if I hook up with him, maybe it will make things easier for him,” Tortorella remembers. “We hooked up.”
There was no ass play at all. It was just dick-to-mouth here,” revealed Tortorella. “He was shaken up about it and I was like, ‘It’s fine. What happened last night doesn’t make you the person that you are. Why are you putting so much weight on it?’ And when that happened, I was like, ’Oh, I’m thinking about this differently than everyone else is thinking about it.’”
Nico, of course, famously identifies as “sexually fluid” – although that might subject to change.
“The more I’m having these conversations, the more comfortable I am identifying as bisexual,” he told New York.
“I’ve been so hesitant about using the word for so long, because it does have a negative connotation in our generation. People fought for so long for that ‘B’ in LGBT, and I refuse to be the person that’s going to throw that away because I think I have a more colorful word.