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Beyond Labels: Lukas Gage Refuses to Succumb to Societal Pressures

by Adeola Adeyeye
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Hollywood actor Lukas Gage has opened up about his refusal to succumb to societal pressures to label his sexuality. In an interview with the New York Times, Gage, who stars in the new film “Down Low,” addressed previous criticisms of taking roles from LGBTQ actors while playing coy about his own sexuality.

The actor admitted to feeling pressured “all the time” to identify with a certain LGBTQ+ label in his career but insisted that he would not do so unless he felt ready to.

Lukas Gage’s stance on representation and voices that need to be heard is clear.

However, he is also adamant that he wants to do things on his own terms. Speaking about an agent who dropped him, he said, “Stop dyeing your hair, stop wearing weird clothes, and pick a lane: gay, bi, or straight. It’s too confusing.”

While Gage supports the representation of marginalized voices in film, he also feels that everyone should have the opportunity to play whatever role they want. He is a proponent of acting as a form of expression and creative freedom. He also believes that it should not be limited by societal norms.

Gage’s stance on his personal life is equally strong. He has been the subject of speculation regarding his dating life, specifically regarding his rumoured relationship with hairstylist Chris Appleton.

However, Lukas Gage remains tight-lipped about his personal life, stating-

“I have a problem with the culture of everyone needing to know everybody’s business and nothing can be sacred. It’s a weird line that I’m still trying to figure out.”

Throughout his career, Gage has played LGBTQ+ characters and/or LGBT-adjacent roles in various shows and movies. This includes “White Lotus,” “You,” “Euphoria,” “Love, Victor,” and “Down Low.” He has even stripped down for a racy gay sex scene in “White Lotus.”

Despite this, Lukas Gage remains committed to staying true to himself and his own journey. He intends to do this without the need to succumb to societal pressures or labels.

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