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There’s this whole thing of “be discovered and become a star.” Back then, it was never about pursuing being a star. “When I was 14, I had a one-night encounter with a slightly older kid. She was really concerned about my health and wellbeing.We just literally put one foot in front of the other in a very naïve way and it kind of worked out. It wasn’t a coming-out — I was like, “This is something I’ve wanted to do.” I stood up for myself in this unusually bold way, but she was worried that I’d been taken advantage of by an older kid. I don’t think there were many, if any, AIDS cases that she was personally dealing with as a nurse in Joliet, but she was very aware of it. After we had that conversation, I was like, “Maybe if she’s concerned, I need to be more concerned.” Until that point I don’t remember having any personal torment in my head about it.It felt like to completely say, “Yes, I’m one hundred percent homosexual” would invalidate any relationships or experiences that I’d had with women. I think for some people, when they think that public figures say something like what I said, they’re trying to obfuscate or hide. Part of what, to me, makes the show special, is that all of these labelled things about these characters are never directly talked about. The rest of it is just this is who they are, this is the tapestry of the community in which everyone lives, and there’s no muss, no fuss made about any of those aspects of their lives.I know that there are some gay men for whom they’ve never had any desire or experiences with women, and that’s one hundred percent the case with them. I wasn’t trying to do that — I was trying to have an open conversation about the nature of sexuality, and that there’s a fluidity to it to some degree in some cases. That’s one of the things that I loved about it, and am very proud of it.“Watch it and you feel like you’re inside his brain reacting at the same time he is.There’s no doubt that ANTHONY RAPP: Mom was a nurse and she got a job at a summer camp, and my brother Adam, my sister and I went to the camp with her for the summer.For his part, Rapp welcomed the experience to play what he considers a character with darker tendencies.“There’s something about that exploration of human beings’ darker impulses that always really fascinates me,” he says over the course of a wide-ranging 45-minute conversation that covers everything from his screen debut in series, in which he’ll play a Starfleet officer who also happens to be gay.
It’s a tiny movie — and it really sinks or swims on the performances in it.” The performance given by Anthony Rapp in this tense, unsettling thriller about obsession, deception, and coping with grief and one’s true nature, is nothing short of mesmerizing.
MW: RAPP: I do not remember when I became aware of any labels. I look back and it’s a little weird to me, in the sense that I grew up in professional theater, so I was around gay people. It wasn’t until my teenage years that I started to think, “I don’t know how this is going to go, if it’s going to be problematic.” MW: RAPP: When I was 14, I had a one-night encounter with a slightly older kid from high school. There were a couple of years where I was much more cautious, and careful — I guess I would consider that the closeted time.
Then a couple years later, when I went to NYU, where I was only for one semester, I had my first real boyfriend.
Yet it also bursts with moments of joy and revelation, mostly thanks to a captivating, ebullient performance from Rapp’s co-star Jimmy Brooks as Yenny.
As a director, Young is no stranger to somber material.