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Ten years after the debut of the life-altering movie that is Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese, who played openly gay high schooler Damian, has come out as gay.
Franzese, now 36, wrote a letter to his character that was published in IndieWire. He asks himself why it had taken him so long to come out as gay, saying that his portrayal of Damian actually set him back in Hollywood and in his own personal coming to terms with himself.
The whole thing is damn insightful and meaningful, but here’s a particularly telling excerpt about how Daniel’s career took an unexpected turn after he played Damian:
One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.” The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with. She and I had even moved to L.A. together. I figured I was perfect for it.
They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.” The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.
However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke?
So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the ‘Mean Girls’ premiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.
Why come out now, then?
It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street - some of them in tears - and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.
Before you make the “too gay to function” joke, which I totally did before I finished reading the article, listen to what he has to say about it:
I hate it when people say I’m ‘too gay to function.’ I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is only OK when Janis says it.
It takes some serious guts to be this open about the intermingling of your career and your personal life, especially when admitting that playing a beloved character in a classic movie has impacted you in a negative way. I have loads of respect for this man. Congrats, Daniel.
all i want is a halloween themed episode where fiona’s working night shifts at the diner so she can’t take liam out treat-or-treating and ian says he’ll do it and he gets a little dressed up (he doesn’t go all out but he puts a little effort into the costume) and he asks mickey to go with him because he doesn’t want it just to be him and liam all night and mickey gives in because ian asked him last minute and he’s standing in front of him in a fucking peter pan getup and he can’t say /no/ and before they leave ian complains that mickey can’t go with them without a costume and grabs a eye patch from their little collection of costume pieces from when fiona lip and ian were kids and just puts it on him and mickey’s scowling and ian’s smiling at him innocently and whenever they take liam out to get candy and people barely put any candy in his little pillow case mickey crosses him arms and bores a hole through them with one look until they give in and dump a shitton of sweets into liam’s bag and ian just smirks and sweetly tells the person thank you and when they walk home a few of hours after trolling the whole neighborhood (maybe they tried getting away with going twice around) ian and mickey each grab one of liam’s hands and they pull him up and swing him together and they’re all just laughing and when they get home liam passes out the second he’s on the couch before he could even eat any of his candy and ian and mickey are just sitting on either side of him in silence eating some of his candy (after ian made sure mickey saved the good candy for liam and mickey slowly put down the kit kat he was about to eat) and they just smile at each other in their dumb little costumes /)w(\