Has Lucas Hedges Been Outed as Queer?

"Boy Erased" author Garrard Conley spells things out more clearly.

Everyone loves Lucas Hedges, the talented actor who was Oscar nominated for Manchester By The Sea, and this year appears in the gay conversion drama Boy Erased, and the mother-son film Ben Is Back.

Plus, he’s currently on Broadway as Elaine May’s grandson in The Waverly Gallery. (Also, he played an anguished gay teen in last year’s Ladybird.) Everyone was intrigued earlier this year, when Lucas told New York magazine that he’s “not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual.”

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But Garrard Conley, whose life is the basis for Boy Erased, spells things out more clearly in an Entertainment Weekly interview with Conley and Joel Edgerton (who directed and costars in the film). Says Conley, “Joel involved me in so much of the process. It felt like he was not only willing to honor my story, but populate the world of Boy Erased—both behind the camera and in front—with a queer family: Troye Sivan, Xavier Dolan, Lucas Hedges, and many more.”

I guess that’s one less thing erased.

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