Logic "1-800-273-8255" Targets Challenges of Coming Out as a Gay Teen

Logic “1-800-273-8255” Targets Challenges of Coming Out as a Gay Teen


“1-800-273-8255” by Logic is one of the most emotionally moving videos we’ve seen in a long while. The video demonstrates the challenger boys face in school coming out as a gay teen.

The new video by Logic, “1-800-273-8255” is about gay teen boyfriends who get caught in bed by their father. The video is powerful. Read on…

Logic "1-800-273-8255" Targets Challenges of Coming Out as a Gay Teen

“Modern Family’s” Nolan Gould and “Are We There Yet” Coy Stewart star in Logic’s powerful new pro-LGBTQ music video “1-800-273-8255.”

The video dropped on Thursday and it’s a MUST SEE video if you asks us. Other stars in the video include, Matthew Modine and Don Cheadle as Gould and Stewart’s fathers.

One of the hardest things to do is tell your parents you’re gay. Many parents are NOT accepting of their son or daughter being gay. Most of the time the kid is thrown out of the house. This video shows each side of it, and how being abandoned by your parents can drive you to suicidal thoughts.

The storyline follows a gay, black teenager (Stewart) who goes on an emotional journey when his family, friends and peers discover he’s homosexual and dating a white male. It also covers the bullying that happens in school with the other teens in the locker room.

Watch the new Logic video “1-800-273-8255”:

When asked about playing one of the boys in the video, “Modern Family’s” Nolan Gould, who is straight in real life had this to say:

“I actually really enjoyed playing this role in the music video because it was so different from what I’m used to doing on “Modern Family,” you know because of the serious tone, because of the important message. “Modern Family” it’s my dream role, but it’s really fun to get to play different roles like this character in the music video who happens to be gay and as an actor that isn’t something that scares me, playing a gay character…

…It was enjoyable being in someone else’s shoes and seeing what it’s like to be them. I think what’s so specifically so amazing about how they chose to tell this story to the 1-800 song, they could have chose any two characters dealing with suicide, but they chose focus on two gay characters, which I think it timely and super important at the moment with so much hate in the world, the people of color, the LGBTQ community and trans people. I think this message is just really important.”

Stewart had this to say about his part in the video:

“I did not have a lot of time to prep. So I just kind of dived in, but I learned how it feels to kind of carry that weight when the world doesn’t accept you and that’s a scary weight to carry. I couldn’t imagine myself having the courage to carry that so I commend every single person who will carry that proudly because it is what you should do, but because of the world we live in, it’s not as easy as it sounds. So that’s something I was struggling with because it was pretty easy for me to take on the emotional scenes and the suicide scenes because I understood, once I put myself in that mind state, how scary it can be to be alive in this world when you have so many people in this world who condemning you for just being who you are.”

Read the full interview at TooFab…

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