Jun 8, 2013

The Boy Named BooBoo

I've heard the name Booboo Stewart frequently for the past few years, but I knew nothing about him.  I was curious about a boy named after Yogi Bear's sidekick, especially when the first google images that popped up showed him with a girlish face and extremely feminine long hair.  Anybody so unabashedly gender-nonconforming is a LGBT hero, regardless of his sexual identity.

Born in 1994, his real name is Nils Allen Stewart Jr.  He began modeling at age 10, and singing as a member of Disney's T-Squad at age 12.  He also performs with his sisters in the group TSC ("The Stewart Clan").

Booboo began acting at age 10 as a kid martial artist in various movies and tv series, including several of gay interest.

1. The Conrad Boys (2006): he plays the younger brother of Charlie Conrad (Justin Low), who falls in love with Jordan Rivers (Nick Bartzen).

2. Dante's Cove (2004-2006), the gay paranormal tv series: he plays Stephen.  I haven't seen it, but he looks demon-possessed.

3. Logan (2010), about a boy (Patrick Probst) dealing with his brother's suicide with the help of his gay friend Ben (Booboo).

4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (2010, 2011, 2012), about the warring factions of vampires and werewolves.  He plays Seth Clearwater, a young werewolf in Jacob's clan who befriends the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and doesn't get a girlfriend.

5. Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013), directed by gay-vague movie expert David DeCoteau.

6. Isolated (2013), about surfers and Ambassadors for Peace with their shirts off in New Guinea (also starring Chris Galya).

7. White Frog (2013), about a boy who discovers that his deceased older brother was gay (not a suicide, for a change).

8. Hidden Valley: The Awakening (2014), about werewolves.  It's not out yet, but this pic looks promising.