Greg In Hollywood chats up Brad Goreski!
Sometimes, I feel like I deserve a demerit on my gay card. I had never heard of The Rachel Zoe Project until I chatted with Brad Goreski at an event this spring.
Brad is celebrity style icon Zoe’s associate and caused a bit of a buzz in recent days for some photos of him looking sexy in jeans and just suspenders shot by photographer Terry Richardson. (see photo below!)
When Brad and I talked, I wondered if it was easier now to be an out gay man in LA, where he lives, than at any other time previously.
“We all have to realize what’s been down before us, all of the walls that have been broken down by the previous generation,” he said thoughtfully. “I have an amazing family too that never made it an issue that I was gay or played with Barbies. I’m very, very lucky. I think with each generation, the communities get more integrated, the LGBT community and the straight community. I think that’s really powerful.”
The reality show, which has been renewed for a third season, is popular with younger viewers – many of them gay.
“I get a lot of feedback,” Brad said. “It’s great because on the show, viewers got to see me from the start and on my first day and grow within the company and to be able to be a positive representation. I’ve been in a relationship for eight-and-a-half years and everything is just really good.”
Even though it’s been fun being in television, Brad has not lost his focus: “I’m a fashion assistant above and beyond a reality TV person.”