Don’t ever accuse Nico Tortorella of being a bad friend! In an interview with Vulture, he Younger star and sexually-fluid actor revealed that he slept with a male friend in high school to help him deal with coming out.
“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.’ We hooked up. There was no assplay at all. It was just dick-to-mouth here. 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.'”
What a pal! Nico talks a lot about sex, sexuality and gender on his podcast, The Love Bomb. And when it comes to labels, it sounds like Nico is having a change of heart.
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“The more I’m having these conversations, the more comfortable I am identifying as bisexual. 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.”
Well said, Nico. All we can say is, we wish we knew you in high school.