Lucas Gage is no stranger to dynamic television roles that put him in a compromising position.
In a new interview with Variety , Lucas opened up about his queer, queer, sex-positive roles and how it’s all about representation and the freedom to truly embrace yourself.
The 27-year-old actor didn’t take on all these sex-positive roles by accident. “I hope that (communities) feel seen and don’t feel judged, and they feel like this is a space of sex positivity and sexual identity.”
While not for everyone, Lucas should bring visibility to the kink community. “We have a few people in the Golden Rain community who are very grateful to see it on screen, and they have a few haters who despise other people’s deliciousness.”
“Everyone should feel heard and noticed. I never wanted anyone to feel like they were being looked after or like a joke. I just believe that everyone should embrace all their flaws and everything they like about themselves and not be ashamed of it,” he added. .
In addition to his spicy sex scenes in Euphoria, White Lotusand now season 4 you he recently premiered a new raunchy weird comedy, low down at SXSW — and it’s clear he’s not afraid to push the envelope.
with Low down in particular, he feels it is “a story about selfishness versus selflessness, and about accepting who you really are before it’s too late.”
“I grew up with some people whose parents came out at a later age,” he said, referring to adults who are sexually repressed. “I feel so blessed to be where I am right now, where people are at least getting to a place where it’s more acceptable to be who you are and to discover and explore, while these people that I grew up with , their parents never made it.”
“They’ve suppressed all these feelings for so long, and then they’re nearing the end of their lives and they’re like, ‘Damn, I didn’t really live my life, I didn’t embrace myself and I didn’t love myself.’ It’s all about getting it all done before it’s too late.”
Young, quirky, quirky or ambiguous, Lucas is everything when people see themselves in his characters. “That’s the goal,” he included. “At the end of the day, you hope the stories are more than entertaining.”
“People say to me, ‘Why do you keep getting into stupid situations and crazy things?’ But if I have a kid who says, ‘I felt seen in that and I feel a connection to that character,’ if I’m part of that conversation, then that’s a huge honor and a huge compliment.”
Read the full interview here.