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Adam DeVine urges Hollywood to make films where 'being gay is not the main issue'

The actor has starred in a number of popular films including 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Bad Neighbours'

2019-02-26

Adam DeVine has called for Hollywood to make films where 'being gay is not the main issue'.

The actor – who became a household name after starring in Pitch Perfect, Modern Family and Bad Neighbours – has opened up about wanting to see less films focused on the struggle of gay characters and wants to see more films where “being gay is not the main issue”.

Speaking to NewNowNext, he said: “It seems like almost every gay movie is about some struggle – the struggle of coming out, how hard it is, people not understanding.

“I totally get that, of course, but I want to see a movie about two gay guys where being gay is not the main issue in their lives.

“I want to see them on a completely different journey that has nothing to do with them being gay.”

Although he does not identify as gay, the actor has garnished a large gay following and even exposed his penis in the Netflix comedy Game Over, Man – which we are certain helped with his fanbase.

But he admitted he is “flattered” having the ever-increasing number of gay fans and said: “It’s funny because my first manager, TV producer Eddie October, is gay.

“After seeing me do a stand-up set at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club when I was 21, he came up to me, like, ‘You’re going to be a star’.

“He was putting together this all-gay stand-up show that I couldn’t do because I’m a straight boy, but he wanted to make a tape of me doing stand-up, so we filmed my set at The Abbey in front of an all-gay audience.

“It was an awesome experience. Afterward, he was like, ‘You have no idea how many gay fans you’re going to have.’ He called it.”