Gregg Sulkin of MTV’s ‘Faking It’ will be faking being gay in new movie – and things get complicated
Gorgeous Gregg Sulkin will be the one faking it this time.
The young actor, one of the stars of the MTV series Faking It in which two best friends pretend to be lesbians in order to be popular, has been cast as the lead in the independent film Status Update.
Sulkin will play a heterosexual high school quarterback who aspires to be a journalist.
For an article, he changes his Facebook status from ‘single’ to ‘interested in men’ to gauge reaction from those at school and at home.
But instead of the reaction article he was looking for, the character gets vaulted into the national spotlight when a classmate makes a tribute video to ‘the gay quarterback’ and it goes viral.
The straight student becomes a gay hero to gay teens everywhere and this forces him to stay in the closet about being straight.
Status Update will be directed by Gabe Torres who co-wrote the film with Britt Logan, according to The Wrap.
Sulkin has also starred in the films White Frog and Affluenza and has a role in the upcoming film Don’t Hang Up.