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Gorgeous Nico Tortorella opens up to Vulture, which helpfully begins its feature on him by noting his beauty. Did I mention he is hot, sexy and lovely? Pretty, too.
He's more than just an extremely pretty face, though. He's actually pretty articulate on the exhausting matter of human sexuality and its nomenclature in 2016. While he speaks eloquently about being more bi than fluid (and at length about what being a white guy has done to his perception of reality), the party many gay men will enjoy is where he talks about helping a gay pal come to terms with it by hooking up with him:
For Tortorella, sexual acts or desires don’t necessarily line up with specific identities. Just because you have sex with a man, for example, it doesn’t make you gay. Tortorella realized he saw sexuality differently after his first sexual experience with another man in high school: One of his best friends was gay, but had a hard time accepting it. “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 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.”
Now that, Dionne Warwick, is what friends are for.
(I had a close pal who became my first and who did it out of love for me more than real desire — no regrets, but the li'l bastard did try to pull a chick in. I was not having a threesome my first time ever!)
Read the rest of the piece on this hot piece with a brain and a lot of ink here.