Lukas Gage on the portrayal of sex-positive characters on TV
Lukas Gage is no stranger to taking on dynamic TV roles that put him in a compromising position.
In a new interview with him SpeciesLukas has been open about his queer, queer, sex-positive roles and how it’s all about representation and the freedom to truly embrace ourselves.
The 27-year-old actor took on these sexually positive roles for a reason. “That’s my hope [the communities] They see themselves and they don’t feel judged, and they feel like it’s a space of sex positivity and sex identity positivity.”
While this may not be for everyone, Lukas is out to bring visibility to the cheater community. “We’ve got a couple of people from the Golden Shower community who are very grateful to be on screen, and we’ve got some haters who are throwing some people’s treats away.”
“Everyone should feel heard and seen. I never wanted anyone to be scrutinized or to like the joke. I just believe that everyone should embrace all their quirks and everything they love about themselves and not be ashamed of it” – he added. .
In addition to his steamy sex scenes Euphoria, The white lotusand now the 4th season You, recently premiered a raunchy new queer comedy, going down at SXSW — and it’s clear he’s not afraid of pushing the envelope.
With Going down in particular, he feels it is “a story about selfishness and selflessness and embracing one’s true self before it’s too late”.
“I grew up with some people whose parents came out later,” she said of sexually repressed adults. “I feel so lucky to be where I am now, where people are at least coming to a more accepting place, to accept you for being who you are and for you to explore and explore, while these people I grew up with, parents never had to. “
“They’ve suppressed those feelings for so long, and then they get to the later end of their lives and they say, ‘Shit, I didn’t live my life authentically, I didn’t embrace and love myself.'” It’s all about doing all of that before it’s too late. .”
Young, strange, twisted or ambiguous, Lukas is all for it if people see themselves in his characters. “That’s the goal,” he added. “At the end of the day, you hope that stories do more than entertain.”
“People say to me, ‘Why are you always in weird situations and doing crazy things?’ But if I have a kid who says, ‘I felt like I was seen in it and I felt connected to this character,’ if I to be part of the conversation is an honor and a huge compliment.”