Mean Girls star comes out in open letter to gay character

Mean Girls star comes out in open letter to gay character

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:52 Written by // Sabine Brix

Actor Daniel Franzese, known for his role as Damian in the 2004 hit comedy Mean Girls, has come out in an open letter to his character.

He played a gay character on the teen hit comedy Mean Girls, but meanwhile actor Daniel Franzese struggled with his own sexuality.

Franzese wrote a letter to his character, originally published in indiewire disclosing his sexuality. It begins:

Dear Damian,

It’s been a long time since our last encounter.  Ten years to be exact.

I was twenty-six; you were sixteen.  You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor. 

You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. It might've been easier to be gay growing up.


Above: Daniel Dranzese.

This month marks the tenth anniversary since the hit comedy was released.

[Image] Damian and Cady (Lindsay lohan) in Mean Girls.

Video: Watch highlights of Damian in Mean Girls.


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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