Nico Tortorella Slept With A Gay Friend To Help Him Come Out: “There Was No Ass Play”

"Look, if I hook up with him, maybe it will make things easier for him.”

Younger star and RuPaul’s Drag Race superfan, Nico Tortorella has never been shy about discussing sexuality—whether it’s on his podcast The Love Bomb or in a new interview with New York magazine where he divulged that he had hooked up with a male friend in high school.

“This is going to sound fucked, but I knew that he was really struggling. And I was like, Look, if I hook up with him, maybe it will make things easier for him,” Tortorella remembers. “We hooked up.”

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“There was no ass play at all. It was just dick-to-mouth here,” revealed Tortorella. “He was shaken up about it and I was like, ‘It’s fine. What happened last night doesn’t make you the person that you are. Why are you putting so much weight on it?’ And when that happened, I was like, ’Oh, I’m thinking about this differently than everyone else is thinking about it.’”

Earlier this year Tortorella came out as “sexually fluid” but he might be adopting a new label for himself.

“The more I’m having these conversations, the more comfortable I am identifying as bisexual,” he told New York.

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“I’ve been so hesitant about using the word for so long, because it does have a negative connotation in our generation. People fought for so long for that ‘B’ in LGBT, and I refuse to be the person that’s going to throw that away because I think I have a more colorful word.”

Tortorella doesn’t want the sexuality conversation to stop with his podcast—he also talked about his idea for a sketch comedy show called Nico Nico Nico that would “explore various gender and sexual identities.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 02:  Actor Nico Tortorella attends the Bronxwrites' Poetry Slam finals at Joe's Pub on February 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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“Each episode was a different label,” Tortorella said. “So there was the gay episode, the straight episode, the bisexual episode, the cisgender episode, the asexual episode. I was playing all these different characters, so you could see how one person could be all of these different things in all of these different relationships.”

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Sounds like “Must See TV” to us!

Watch Tortorella play “Who is Hotter” at Logo’s Aspen Gay Ski Week in the clip below:
 

Catch Tortorella on Younger, Wednesdays at 10/9c on TV Land.

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