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Perks Of Being A Wallflower Star Comes Out In Out

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While it was no secret before, 19-year-old Ezra Miller has officially come out during an interview for none other than Out magazine.

In case you don't recognize the name and face, the actor earned rave reviews for his performance as Tilda Swinton's deeply troubled child in We Need To Talk About Kevin. If The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is as good as the book it's adapted from, he might become the voice of a generation once the movie hits theaters in September.

He plays Patrick, a confident gay high school senior who is having a secret relationship with the school's star quarterback, and we don't think writer/director Stephen Chbosky could have found an actor better suited for the role.

While talking about the most recent character he brought to life for the screen, Miller casually reveals why he could relate to Patrick's struggle:

“I was trying to kiss boys in school. He had some macho realization that led him to believe that I was the problem. So I went from having a stutter to being a totally gay little opera singer to being, like, a really confused queer adolescent.”

If that admission doesn't put an end to any discussion about his sexuality, than this one certainly will:

“I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I’ve been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don’t know if it’s responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don’t think we’re ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that’s what you’re supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love — even if it is love — we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it’s possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible — which is fine. I’m super down with being irresponsible. I’m just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That’s where I’m at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question.”

Very insightful for a guy who is still a teenager until the end of September!

Still, he wonders if things really are getting better for members of the LGBT community that are still in school, as he added:

“[Bullying] does come with the territory of being a lesbian/gay/bi/queer/trans person in the public school system. And that’s been getting a little bit better, for parts of that spectrum, but not really. How far have we really come? I’m not sure. That’s up for debate.”

It may be debatable how far society has come on that issue, but we think it's undeniable that tolerance and acceptance of homosexuality is higher than it ever has been before.

And we know it will only continue to get better as long as more young people like Ezra aren't afraid to be true to themselves and the world around them.

[Image via WENN.]

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12 comments to “Perks Of Being A Wallflower Star Comes Out In Out

  1. iamthe says – reply to this


    I don't know who this guy is, but i like his look and he's cute sucks that he's gay

  2. 2

    Who?! Congrats to him and all but okay . . . sure not too many people even know who he is. At least I know I can star in a commercial and come out, I'll be featured on this site.

  3. Jasmine says – reply to this


    shut the fuck up.
    he likes girls too u retard, and who cares stop trying to put a fucking label on everyone! let him be free
    let the whole world be free

  4. Shannon says – reply to this


    Re: Prince Charming – Um, he's been in a little more than a commercial. He was fantastic in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and is starring in Perks of Being A Wallflower next. JuST because he's not known by everyone, or you, doesn't mean he's irrelevant or that he's not allowed to express himself. It wasn't his decision to be featured everywhere; the character he plays in Perks is gay so it's not surprising he's discussing his sexuality.

  5. 5

    Re: Prince Charming – We Need to Talk about Kevin was one the the best reviewed movies this past year. And Perks of Being a Wallflower is a very popular book, so I'm assuming that movie will do well. He has been on Californication too. So yeah I'm sure quite a few people know who he is.

  6. Isa says – reply to this


    Re: Jasmine – He didn't specify, although he did say that he was "totally gay" at some point in the interview. Take that as you will; some people think he means gay, some think he means pansexual.

  7. 7

    Re: ShannonRe: sick_girl – I'm not dissing him, this site just becomes a bit too excited when someone comes out, that is all. More power to him

  8. 8

    He was awesome in Beware of the Gonzo. totally HST

  9. Ugh says – reply to this


    He specifies that he is QUEER, which can be seen as meaning NOT STRAIGHT, but is non-specific and definitely does not mean 'gay'. He very clearly does not identify as homosexual, especially as he says 'That’s where I’m at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question', and later says 'the territory of being a lesbian/gay/bi/queer/trans person' meaning when he says he is queer he specifically means that term and isn't using it in the derogatory sense some people use it in for homosexuals. He definitely knows what he's talking about, I just wish that you did. Google 'queer' and educate yourself. This is sexuality erasure.

  10. 10

    He is incredibly talented. We Need To Talk About Kevin was amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. I guess this was coming out… but it sounds like he is more just fair game to date anyone he fancies.

  11. Del says – reply to this


    Good for him! Though its a shame I still have a crush on him, he was absolutely amazing (and hot) in we need to talk about kevin and beware the gonzo

  12. Farrah says – reply to this


    Actually, "queer" and "gay" have a different meaning, especially in this context, does

    "I am very much in love with no one in particular"

    not show that? I just with people would read things before jumping to conclusions! Not only that, but he's had two girlfriends in the time he's been in the limelight (and I'm not sure whether he's still with Lauren, or not).