Apr 12, 2014
Jelle Florizoone: Is It Weird to Play Gay?
I hate interviews like that.
1. They assume that every other role is easy to play. You want a secret agent? A Martian? A talking frog? Not a problem. But gay people are so bizarre that it's almost impossible for an actor to get into their characters, and so disgusting that it's a pain for him to even try.
2. They assume that teenagers must necessarily be heterosexual. Same old story: no gay juveniles can possibly exist.
I don't know if Florizoone -- now a member of the boy band 5th Avenue -- is gay in real life or not, but he certainly doesn't think that gay roles are "weird" or particularly difficult.
After North Sea Texas, he starred in the short Headlong (2012), about a teenage ballet dancer stuck in a hotel room in a distant city, lost and alone until he falls "headlong" for a boy.
on youtube. I've gone through a few episodes; even without speaking Dutch, it's not hard to follow the plot. And I don't see Rick getting involved in any hetero-romances.