Actor and model Nico Tortorella is not a man who feels he should be fully clothed at all time. He his a penchant for shirtlessness and getting down to his underwear. Now he’s decided even that’s a bit much, so he’s stripped naked with only a half worn coat to cover his modesty.
Nico posted the image on his Instagram, and needless to say, a lot of people have been very appreciative.
He’s also been talking to The Advocate recently about his sexuality, saying that although he initially came out as sexually fluid or pansexual, “I can be emotionally, physically attracted to men. I can be emotionally, physically attracted to women. The ‘B’ in LGBTQ-plus has been fought for, for so long. I’m not going to be the person that’s like, ‘No, I need a ‘P,’ I need another letter!’ I stand by people that have paved this way for somebody like me…I believe in the spectrum, the full universe of gender and sexuality, and probably I fall more into the pansexual fluid terms which fall into the umbrella of bisexual in LGBTQ-plus.”
He also speaks about his decade-long polyamorous relationship with Bethany Meyers, a woman usually dates women and identifies as gay. He says though that he understands that even is he may live outside the norm, “I think for so long there’s been like one quote-unquote normal way of life. And anybody that doesn’t live in that structure needs to find a home of sorts. And I think labels are really important for kids, especially, [who] can’t find their tribe where they are, and need to go find their people, their family. For that reason, I think labels are extremely important.”
He adds, “I think the way I use the word fluidity is like fluid in everything, fluid in train of thought; not this, not that; beyond definition. It doesn’t always have to be one thing. The one thing anybody can talk about, no matter race, religion, sexuality or gender, is love. Everyone has some sort of explanation, feeling, memory, backstory, or idea of love.”