While Britain is still way ahead of the US in terms of actors feeling free to be open about their sexuality (although as a recent Equity campaign highlighted, there’s still work to be done), America is catching up.
The latest to come out is 23-year-old Paul Iacono, who some will know as the star of the MTV series, The Hard Times Of R.J. Berger, where he played a high school student whose life starts to increasingly revolve around his abnormally large penis! The show ran for two seasons, but was canceled last year. He also appeared in the remake of Fame.
Iacono is giving a coming out interview to The Village Voice’s Paul Musto, which will be online soon.
Only a few years ago, the only actors in the US who came out seemed to be people whose career had waned and now had an autobiography to hawk. Now more and more young actors, from Neil Patrick Harris to Iacono are being open without seeming to worry too much about it being the end of their career.