Lukas Gage is no stranger to taking on dynamic TV roles that put him in a compromising position.
In a new interview with Variety, Lukas talked about her roles as lewd, queer, sex-positive and how it’s all about the freedom to represent and truly embrace ourselves.
The 27-year-old actor didn’t take on all these sex-positive roles by accident. “My hope is that [the communities] they feel seen and not judged, and they feel like the realm of sexual positivity and gender identity positivity.”
While not for everyone, Lukas wants to bring visibility to the obscene community. “We have a few people from the golden shower community who are so grateful to be featured on screen, and there are some haters that make some people spawn.”
“Everyone should feel heard and seen. I didn’t want anyone to be scrutinized or the subject of jokes. I just believe that everyone should embrace all their quirks and everything they love about themselves and not be embarrassed,” he added. .
In addition to obscene sex scenes euphoria, White Lotusand now Season 4 You, recently premiered a new obscene queer comedy, Down Down, At SXSW – and it’s clear he’s not afraid to push the limits.
With Down Low Specifically, he thinks it’s “a story of selfishness versus selfishness, 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. “Where I am now, I feel very lucky that people have at least come to a more accepting place, embraced being who you are and exploring and discovering. Parents never got it.”
“They repressed all these emotions for too long and then they go towards the end of their lives and they say, ‘Damn, I didn’t live my life authentically, I didn’t embrace and love myself.’ It’s all about doing all this before it’s too late.”
Young, weird, perverted or obscure, Lukas has it all, if people see themselves in his characters. “That’s the point,” he added. “At the end of the day, you hope the stories do more than just entertain.”
“People ask me, ‘Why are you always in weird situations and crazy things?’ But if I have a child who says, ‘I saw myself in this and I feel connected to this character,’ and I’m part of that conversation, it’s an honor and a big compliment to me.”
Read the full interview here.