In recent comments to TMZ, out actor
Daniel Franzese said that he doesn't understand why bigger gay men
are not represented in Hollywood.
The 41-year-old Franzese is best known
for playing Damian in the 2004 film Mean Girls and Eddie in
the HBO gay drama Looking and Looking: The Movie.
Speaking with TMZ at the LAX Airport,
Franzese was asked about an Instagram photo he posted of himself
shirtless in a pool.
“Reclaiming my childhood spent
wearing a shirt in the pool growing up in Florida,” he captioned
the photo. “Not giving a F*UCK what people think feels so good.
It's #bigboysummer and soaking up every last minute until
“There are a lot of shows on TV right
now … showing queer stuff,” he
told TMZ. “But they just don't sexualize bigger gay men.”
“Gay bigger people are invisible.”
“I really respect Ryan Murphy. I
think he's a leader in diversity and inclusion riders. But he doesn't
have any sexualized bigger guys in any of his programming. Nobody
does right now. I'd be working if they did!” he said.
Murphy is known for including LGBT
storylines in television series such as Fox's Glee and FX's
Murphy says he “probably never will” get over his father's
rejection of his sexuality.)
“I've never had a problem finding
anybody to hook up with! All my characters have to beg people. I
don't understand,” he added.