Gay representation in the media remains a hotly contested issue. But one openly gay actor, Noah Galvin of the sitcom The Real O'Neals (in which he plays a recently-out teen), has some hot takes on the state of gay culture and Hollywood. In a recent interview with NY Mag, the 22 year old offers his delightfully foul-mouthed opinions on a handful of industry personalities and his own coming out. In short: Galvin is comin' for ya gigs, girls.
Here's some of the highlights of the interview, which you can (and should) read in full over here.
On Arrow star Colton Haynes' much publicized coming out: "That's not coming out. That's f*cking p*ssy b*llshit. That's like, enough people assume that I sleep with men, so I'm just going to slightly confirm the fact that I've sucked a d*ck or two. That's not doing anything for the little gays but giving them more masturbation material."
On the minstrelry of Modern Family: "No, I think as wonderful of an actor as Eric Stonestreet is — I've never met him, I assume he's a wonderful guy — he's playing a caricature of a caricature of a stereotype of stereotype on Modern Family. And he's a straight man in real life. And as hilarious as that character is, there's a lack of authenticity. I think people — especially young gay kids — they can laugh at it, and they can see it as a source of comedy, but like, nothing more than that."
On the controversial director Bryan Singer and young gay culture in LA: "Bryan Singer likes to invite little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f*cking dark of night ... I want nothing to do with that. I think there are enough boys in L.A. that are questionably homosexual who are willing to do things with the right person who can get them in the door."
On how his own gayness may have affected his career: "[W]hen [casting directors] see me play this character, they're like, Oh, he's really good at playing the funny gay kid.That's what he does. Let's have him do more of that! And I don't really want to do that ... Maybe I did f*cking ruin my career right off the bat by [coming out]. But it's done some good. And I'm hoping that with time, I'll be given those opportunities to play other characters."
The Real O'Neals was recently picked up by ABC for a second season, so we'll certainly be seeing more of Galvin in the future.