Coy Stewart and Nolan Gould (of Modern Family fame) are gay classmates and BFs struggling to come to terms with their sexuality in this beautifully shot music video which takes its title from the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Their fathers, played by Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine, are less than supportive when when the boys are caught in bed together. Stewart’s character is then bullied by classmates, runs away from home, and contemplates suicide.
He tells Too Fab:
“I learned how it feels to kind of carry that weight when the world doesn’t accept you and that’s a scary weight to carry,” Stewart says of his performance. “I understood, once I put myself in that mind state, how scary it can be to be alive in this world when you have so many people in this world condemning you for just being who you are.”
“With everything happening under the Trump administration, the LGBT community needs to see this video, learn about the hotline, and know that there are people that care about them. They need to know they are loved and even though this a trying time, things are going to get better and we here for them.”
“I think the biggest message you can take away is to not only love yourself, but to also love everyone else around you,” continues Stewart, who says he has gay friends and family. “If you, yourself, are going through anything, anything, anything just know there’s always someone who wants to listen and wants to help you.”