'You' star James Scully says Forty Quinn is not straight

"He's not, and he never will be."


You star James Scully has denied his character on the series, Forty Quinn, is straight.

The 27-year-old actor, who joined the cast for season two of Netflix's hit psychological thriller series, made the suprise announcement in an Instagram Q&A over the weekend, saying: "He's not [straight], and he never will be".

Forty was introduced in the second season of You as the twin brother of Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley)'s new love interest Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti).

Established as a flamboyant, quick-witted LA socialite, the character subverted stereotypes - and the expectations of many viewers - when he was shown to be romantically interested in women.

According to Scully, however, that doesn't mean Forty should be labelled 'straight'.

Taking part in an Instagram Q&A over the weekend, the former Heather star was quizzed about the character's sexuality by a fan, who asked: "Since you're queer, what made you guys decided [sic] that forty would be straight."

Scully replied: "We didn't, and he wasn't, and he's not, and he never will be."

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So many people* showed up, fought, and died so that I could wear facepaint and dance in the street with my chosen family.** The best way to repay them is to always be our unapologetic, authentic selves. To live fully and freely in the world they made for us. To never give up or compromise our identity or become hardened and embittered by the ignorance of others. SO: If it takes 2 years or 200, the journey you make to understand who you are, who you want to be, and who you want to be with is so important and to everyone out there making that journey I am PROUD OF YOU. * Mostly queer people of color if we’re being honest. **and have a job, and access to health care, and security, and the right to marry. #pride #loveislove #happy

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Earlier this month, Netflix announced that You will return for a third season in 2021. Check out the trailer for season two below: