As I mentioned here yesterday, Paul Iacono is the 23-year-old actor from MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger. He's also in some short plays, a new MTV show -- and he's a gay role model!
Here's our interview from earlier today in which Paul came out:
Hi, Paul! Please tell me about the plays.
I'm in Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well ... Writing, which is sort of absurdist sketch comedy. Justin's got this unique voice and it's vignettes from his perspective. He's sort of this Quentin Crisp character. I play a lollipop-sucking fourth-grade slut. A homeless turn-of-the-century match girl. A pregnant bunny. A politically active parakeet. And a drunk Tinker Bell at the bar complaining about how her boyfriend Peter Pan is an asshole. I shit myself with glitter and throw it into the audience. Fun for the whole family!
Absolutely. And your upcoming MTV show?
It's called Kenzie's Scale. I play Cole, Kenzie's boyfriend. It's about a high school sweetheart couple who move to New York for college. He has this gay awakening when they get there. So they continue living together more as friends than lovers. It's like a radical young Will & Grace. It explores the sexual spectrum from a millennial, ambiguous generation . I believe that in 100 years, none of us will be having to identify ourselves as gay, straight, bi, or otherwise. Sexuality will be a more fluid thing. The show is a progressive outlet of that idea.