Charlie Carver has gone from teenage heart throb to fully fledged star. After his stint as a gay werewolf on Teen Wolf, Charlie has been busy navigating life as an openly gay actor in Hollywood and is now playing in the 50th Anniversary Broadway production of The Boys In The Band. Charlie shares with us his own journey towards self acceptance, toxic masculinity in popular culture and battling homophobia in tinsel town.
“I recognise my privilege as a white gay man, mostly passing, where I feel like even by participating in the culture and by having the opportunities I’ve had, I’m reinforcing this idea of masculinity. I do think that is changing and people want to see gender presented in different ways or expressed in different ways in how stories are now told. I wonder how do I, as an individual, recognise how I’m part of the problem and what can I do to change that.”