The Teen Wolf pack is having a big comeback this year!
Tyler Posey came out as queer and sexually fluid in 2021, but it took him a long time to fully embrace his sexual identity. In fact, the actor directly credits Teen Wolf for helping him "accept" who he is "with no shame."
During an interview to promote the upcoming Paramount+ movie Teen Wolf: The Movie, Posey told Gay Times:
"[Teen Wolf] definitely helped not let the subject die in my head. It was constantly there and it was constantly being accepted. For me, it was easier to not be ashamed about what I was going through. I was just instilled with this idea of acceptance for who I am. I owe that to the show, but also just the way that I've grown up and who I am and who I want to inspire people to be; to just be yourselves with no shame. I think that all played a part in that."
The actor added that the Teen Wolf series featured LGBTQ+ representation in a very natural way for the time when it aired. Not only was the show inclusive of queer characters, but it also didn't make a huge fuss about how they identified or labeled themselves.
"It was like what everyday life is like. You're gay, you're straight, whatever," Posey noted. "These topics weren't like, 'Here's gay! Here's straight!' It was all super normal. I think that's what people really appreciated because we're all normal."
Needless to say, longtime Teen Wolf fans can't wait to see fan-favorite characters reuniting for this new movie. We have to stan!
Teen Wolf: The Movie premieres January 26 on Paramount+.
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