Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey was recently on Variety’s Just for Variety podcast, where the host asked him about his decision to be on the OnlyFans platform, where in October he revealed he was sexually fluid.
In previous interviews, Posey stated that being on the platform was “sort of mentally draining.” He continued saying, “You really feel like an object on OnlyFans. I’m trying my hardest to be artistic as possible with the content I put out ’cause I don’t want it to just be porn, you know? That’s not what I do and I don’t want to take it away from the people that are doing that. I just want to be artistic and stay in touch with my fans.”
However, the tides have now turned and Posey has found a way to be his authentic self while creating content in a different zone.
“I don’t feel that way anymore–objectified,” he says in the new interview. “OnlyFans was a trip for me. Bella [Thorne] is my friend through the whole entire thing, and she helped me get into it. She hit me up one time after I posted some pictures. She’s like, “This is more skin than you need to post on OnlyFans. Call me.” I really liked her pitch. It was really cool. A way to be artistic and push out different content, new content. It’s also been a big experiment for me, because I’ve never been a model. I felt icky modeling. So it’s a little bit of me stepping out of that box and out of my comfort zone and trying new things. Plus it also gave me a really good platform to be really open about my sexuality.”
In September, during an Only Fans “Live” session, when asked if he had been with men, he admitted that he had. But he didn’t give himself a label, nor did he think it would be such a big reveal. “It was just a split-second decision,” he shared. “I didn’t think about how it would be received or what kind of press I would get on it, but I woke up the next day and it was all these tabloids about me coming out as pansexual. I didn’t label that. The kids, the fans, or whoever wrote those articles labeled that. I thought that was really interesting that it just broke down this wall that I didn’t feel like I put up, but it was easier for me to just be honest about all that stuff.”
Posey goes on to say how he’s been able to connect to fans his own age, as well as younger audiences, who may be going to something similar and sharing his experience, which includes how his dad handled his reveal. “My dad called me after all this came out–I never told him anything about this stuff–he called me saying, “Hey, buddy. Just making sure you’re OK. I don’t want you to get overwhelmed or stressed out.” He was totally cool about it, and I was like, “Yeah, man. I just didn’t want to hold myself back, and I had an interest in trying new things,” and he was like, “Okay, well, I understand that.”