Euphoria Star Barbie Ferreira Is ‘Gay as Hell’ and Thinks Kat Is, Too

‘Euphoria’s Barbie Ferreira Is ‘Gay as Hell’ and Thinks Kat Is, Too

Euphoria Star Barbie Ferreira Is ‘Gay as Hell’ and Thinks Kat Is, Too

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I grew up in a Mormon household. I was so scared of coming out. I didn’t even know what trans or gay was till I was 12. My gender identity and sexuality has been a rollercoaster of a journey. It went straight cis, bi cis, gay cis, gay I don’t know what I am, queer gender queer, straight ftm, and now to bi trans (FtM). 

I learned about different identities and what I could be. A couple days ago I reviewed my first binder and I cried. The feeling is amazing. It does get better and I know my journey is far from over.

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Patrick Starrr Says Life Opens Up When You DoWe partnered in the United States with Patrick Starrr this pride season to spread positive messages with LGBTQ+ youth using #TheirStory!Since 2010, theIt Gets Better Project has collected over 60,000video stories from LGBTQ+ people and their allies from around the world. Here are some of our favorite moments from April 2019.

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Charlotte one of the co-founders of Unite UK tells her It Gets Better story, about her experience of having an eating disorder and how it got better.

Mexico’s UNDP Representative Gives a Message of Inclusion

Lorenzo Jiménez de Luis, México’s representative for the United Nations Development Programme voiced his message of hope and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community for Pride Month.

Patrick Starrr Says Life Opens Up When You Do

We partnered in the United States with Patrick Starrr this pride season to spread positive messages with LGBTQ+ youth using #TheirStory!

And so many more here! 

when i close my eyes, i envision a society where i can fall in love with anyone i want, regardless of gender, caste, religion and nationality. and i don’t have to label myself as gay or lesbian or bi or pan or anything else — i am just a person. and i deserve rights, no matter how wrong others think my wants and needs are. i am me.

i don’t have to label myself. i am a human, and if being “human” means being attracted only to one specific kind of people, then i don’t want to be human at all.

Since 2010, theIt Gets Better Project has collected over 60,000video stories from LGBTQ+ people and their allies from around the world.

Here are some of our favorite moments from April 2019.

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Lina Cuella is the Director and Co-founder of Sentiido. It gets better when you love yourself and take pride in the person you are.

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To celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day, our Spanish affiliate brought together three women to talk about myths and stereotypes, about couples, about flirting and about feminism.

Alexander Gaal Shares his Message of Hope with Es Wird Besser

More messages of hope from our German-speaking friends in Austria!

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This April, Todo Mejora shared some testimonies of how connecting them with this service and their community has changed their lives for the better.

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The Euphoria Updates You Need

Euphoria Star Barbie Ferreira Is ‘Gay as Hell’ and Thinks Kat Is, Too

All the new things you need to know about Euphoria Season 2

Regardless of Euphoria Season 2 being delayed because of the pandemic, «Zendaya teased new Euphoria episodes might arrive before Season 2, with show-runners hoping to film some «bridge episodes» that can be shot without putting anyone at risk.»

Recently, «Zendaya discussed Euphoria's future in an extensive interview with InStyle, revealing that the second season of the popular HBO show is written, but has not yet entered production.

Zendaya confirmed that it's been hard to be away from the Euphoria set, saying, «I do miss Rue.

» She added that the character is, » my little sister in a lot of ways» and that «going back to that character is a home base for me.»»

«The Dune star also offered an update on Season 2, saying that even though there is a «beautiful second season that has been written» the creators and cast decided that, «in order to do it the way we want to do it, we need to wait until it's safer.»»

«Fans of Euphoria will ly to be disappointed to hear there are no new episodes set to be released, but Zendaya did offer some consolation, confirming that there is, «an idea to do a couple of bridge episodes that can be shot safely but aren't necessarily part of Season 2.» She added: «So, hopefully, we will be able to do those in the coming months. I can't wait.»»

«Zendaya has continued to collaborate with the show's creator, Sam Levinson, throughout quarantine. Levinson and Zendaya made a film titled Malcolm & Marie amid the pandemic, adhering to social-distancing measures throughout the production.»

Recently, Zendaya spoke about the filming process for the project with InStyle, «revealing that the actors fronted the money themselves and worked with several producers from the Euphoria team.»

«Everyone had to quarantine and get tested in order to shoot in isolation,» she said. Then she added that the unusual circumstances of the film's production were educational, saying: «I think we were able to create something really special. And I'm grateful that we learned how to do it on our own.»

«In July, Euphoria picked up six Emmy-nominations, including an Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama nomination for Zendaya, which is a first for the actor.

On July 28, Zendaya posted about the Emmy nomination on Instagram, writing, «I'm honestly speechless, my heart is just overflowing with love and gratitude.

» She also thanked the cast, crew, and fans of the show, writing, «We out here Emmy nominated y’all!!»

Storm Reid (Gia, Rue's younger sister) stated «that the season 1 cliffhanger will be addressed early on. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, she said:»

«Our whole show is for your own interpretation, and I did see the things where people ask me if [Rue] was deceased or not, or if she had relapsed in the last episode. I feel again, it’s for your own interpretation, and the questions that you may have specifically about the eighth episode will be answered in the first couple of episodes of season 2».

Season 2 Cast

Zendaya as Rue

Angus Cloud as Fezco

Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard

Barbie Ferreira as Kat Hernandez

Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard

Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn

Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs

Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez

Storm Reid as Gia Bennett

Austin Abrams as Ethan Lewis

Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs

**New Characters**

Kelvin Harrison Jr. as ??

«Darian: Male. 18+ to play 17. Any ethnicity. An outsider. Sensitive. Vulnerable. Mischievous. Could struggle with addiction. Definitely not the cool kid at school but one of the more interesting kids.»

«Ray: Male. 18+ to play 17. Any ethnicity. Attractive in a real and accessible way. Working class. Pure heart. Might be going nowhere in life but has a smile so genuine it's not depressing. Scrappy but a fighter. Not verbose or educated — has all the words he needs.»

«Ami: Female. 18-20s. Drug addict. Stripper. Hates her boyfriend. Talks shit. Can't read a room. Can make a bad situation worse.»

«Serena: Female. 50s+, Caucasian. Sassy and tough. A real character. The kind of woman who partied her whole life and attended every Whitesnake concert and now she has several different hustles just to make a living.»

«It can also be assumed that Drake, who interestingly executive produced Season 1, will be back, considering the fact that he announced the show was returning («OBVIOUSLYYYYYYYYY») on social media.

But will Champagne Papi get behind the director's chair for Season 2? That's TBD. One thing confirmed, though, is that buzzy writer Jeremy O.

Harris (Slave Play, Zola) has been upped from consultant to co-producer, as reported by Variety.»

Possible Plot

Rue relapsed at the end of season 1, «when she chose to stay home with her family instead of impulsively setting off for the city with Jules, which left fans wondering what that meant for their relationship and where Hunter Schafer's character was headed. Schafer told Refinery29,»

«I feel pretty complicated about it because I wholeheartedly understand Jules' desperate desire to be in a city where queer communities are easily accessible to her, and an energy that matches her frequency is accessible and a train ride away… But I also feel so much for Rue. It gets hard because their relationship was not necessarily healthy all the time and I think they both relied on each other in ways that made them want to be very close and far apart at the same time. But ultimately, Rue, I understand why she left.»

«As Schafer describes, there's many implications to Jules' «departure,» so expect wherever she went and the effects it has on Rue to be explored in Season 2.»

It is possible that Maddy has full control of the Jacobs family because of that video with Cal Jacobs and Jules.

«Both Cal and Nate went to extreme lengths to protect their reputations this season, so now that Maddy has the upper hand, it's hard to say whether the truth will come out and what that means for the father and son. Knowing those two, it's unly they would react casually by any means.» 

«In an interview with EW, Jacob Elordi, who plays Nate, spoke to this and his problematic character's possible fate. «

«I want him to have a life and I want it to be honest,» he explained. «I truly don't have any qualms about which direction it goes. I mean, obviously, it would be a lovely story if he turned out to be a real sunflower and lit up the world. But I definitely want it to be just true and real to his experience and I want it to kind of make sense. And I'm not sure what that looks .»

«Similarly, fan favorite character Fezco might be headed down a darker path into the second season. He's now turning to even more criminal activity to make up for where he was short to pay back Mouse, so he might spiral into an even deeper life of crime or get caught for the crimes he's already committed.»

Barbie Ferreira (Kat) told The New York Times «she hopes for more queer storylines.»

«I feel in my personal life I've been gay as hell,» she said. «I think Kat's a little queer, but that might be my perspective.»

Sydney Sweeney said in an interview with ET, 

«You won’t be able to guess what’s coming… I couldn’t even guess it. … I mean, everything with life as a teenager is shocking, so you never know what to expect.»

If you haven't seen any of my other updates for Euphoria, check them out here and here.

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How Barbie Ferreira went from a plus-size body positivity model to Euphoria’s hottest queer star

Euphoria Star Barbie Ferreira Is ‘Gay as Hell’ and Thinks Kat Is, Too
Barbie Ferreira at the LA Premiere Of HBO’s “Euphoria” at the Cinerama Dome on June 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA

Queer Brazilian model and actress Barbie Ferreira has emerged as a major body positivity and queer visibility advocate in the tail end of this decade, both because of her curvaceous fashion shoots and her role as Kat Hernandez, the unapologetically sexual “fat girl” in Sam Levinson’s HBO teen drama series Euphoria.

Barbie Ferreira has since become a groundbreaking force for large-bodied queers in pop-culture. So let’s take a look at her rise and how she went from a body positivity model to one of the most intriguing characters in Sam Levinson’s Euphoria.

Social media helped launch Barbie Ferreira’s start as a body positivity model

Barbie Ferreira was born in New York City and started doing theatre at age 7. By age 10, she knew she wanted to be an actress. The larger-bodied child of a Brazilian mother, Ferreira initially experienced body dysmorphia during her early teen years. She woukd read pro-anorexia “thinspo blogs” and worried that she might not be cast because of her larger size.

Ferreira began posting images of herself on Instagram and Tumblr and at age 16, she began to send some of the images to American Apparel, eventually becoming one of the company’s curvier models. She then gained serious web notoriety as a model for American Eagle’s Aerie loungewear brand due to the campaign’s unretouched photos showing her voluptuous belly and thighs.

Related: This guy is sending a body-positive message by recreating iconic celebrity photos

Her participation in both the campaign and its subsequent interview circuit landed her on TIME‘s 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 list. Around then, she told Time magazine that she hoped to normalize the appearance of “curvy” and “plus-size” models and she also criticized high-end fashion brands for only catering to “white, cis, tall, thin people.”

“We have to be , ‘This isn’t real life.’ There’s no reason to have these standards,” she said. “People are really sick of traditions, thinness or whiteness. My one whole thing is: If you’re a young person, create. That’s how we’re going to change it from the ground up. Change isn’t going to happen by showing one ‘different’ model once in a campaign.”

Here’s a clip of Barbie Ferreira discussing body positivity in American Eagle’s Aerie loungewear campaign:

By 2017, her fame landed her hosting roles in Vice’s etiquette show How To Behave and Teen Vogue’s web series Body Party, a body-positive web-series where she talked to other teens, her mom and men about their relationships with their bodies. She also got a small guest-starring role on HBO’s Divorce before being cast as Kat Hernandez in Euphoria.

Barbie Ferreira’s arc as Kat Hernandez in Sam Levinson’s Euphoria involves body positivity too

In Euphoria, Barbie Ferreira plays Kat Hernandez, a sarcastic teen and “fat girl” (Ferreira’s words) who reclaims her own sense of body positivity after being humiliated twice over.

When her first boyfriend dumps her for gaining weight while on vacation, Kat escapes into the online world and becomes a popular fan-fiction writer, achieving viral status after penning an imagined sex scene between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of the boy band One Direction.

After Kat’s first sexual experience gets secretly recorded and shared online for her classmates and everyone else to see, she’s initially embarrassed. However, when she sees how many commenters find her sexy, she reinvents herself as a web-cam girl and financial dominatrix who sports a cat mask and a newfound confidence.

Related: Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi has something to show you

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Barbie Ferreira says that below Kat Hernandez’s sexy online person is an insecure teen who still sees herself as an unattractive outsider.

“[By becoming the object of desire she’s never been — especially in this seedy [webcam world] that’s also inherently sexy and taboo — it just all plays into her need to be anonymous online and get validation from it,”

In another interview, Ferreira said that some Euphoria viewers don’t Kat Hernandez’s groundbreaking depiction of a larger-bodied, Latinx girl exploring her sexuality because, “People are not used to seeing bigger girls have their own life, their own shit.”

Here are some scenes of Barbie Ferreira as Kat Hernandez:

Amid the buzz surrounding the show and its unflinching depiction of teenage sexuality, Barbie Ferreira came out as queer in a July 2019 interview. She said, “I’m queer. In my private life, it’s been going on for a long time. I obviously don’t really identify as a straight woman ever in my life, but I feel now I’m really in my queerness. I’m in LA living my L Word life. Isn’t it amazing?”

Since coming out as queer, she has worried about her queerness being co-opted as a marketing gimmick, just as some brands have done with body positivity. She says she feels conflicted over her involvement in the “capitalist schemes” surrounding body positivity in the fashion industry.

“Modeling,” she said, “felt my physical body was a prop.” After being asked about body positivity in nearly every interview she did, she got tired of her identity being boiled down to just one physical aspect. She has since said she doesn’t want the same thing to happen with her queerness.

Barbie Ferreira currently has 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for this beacon of change for the LGBTQ community, and of course, for Season 2 of Euphoria!


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