The L Phrase returned with all of the drama of the unique six seasons on Showtime, plus exponentially extra drama with the brand new technology of LGBTQ character. The L Phrase: Generation Q has launched L Phrase followers to Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) and Dani Nunez (Arienne Mandi) with their engagement drama and Sarah Finley (Jacqueline Toboni) with her courting drama and friendship with Shane (Katherine Moennig) in addition to Micah Lee, the present’s first trans character. Micaa is a trans man as is the actor who performs him, Leo Sheng.
Micah had a pleasant date with Jose (Freddy Miyares) however Jose needed to cancel their second date. That despatched Micah again to the courting apps for a fast hookup. Leo Sheng spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by telephone earlier than Christmas to preview what’s developing for Micah on tonight’s The L Phrase: Generation Q and past each Sunday nig.
Micah’s relationship woes on ‘The L Phrase: Generation Q’ are true for lots of trans males
The L Phrase: Generation Q is simply Leo Sheng’s second performing position after the film Adam. Taking part in Micah felt proper to him as a result of each he and Micah are Asian trans males. “These are my most salient identities,” Lee mentioned. Sheng confirmed that a lot of the connection drama Micah explores rings tue.
“He doesn’t have a relationship to courting and he normally form of does hookups and has a number of hassle being susceptible,” Sheng mentioned. “I assumed that’s a extremely stunning form of starting of a storyline.”
Why Micah chooses courting apps over monogamy
Micah and Jose had a very good first date. Jose bailing on their second was a setback, however why surrender and go straight to courting app hookups? Properly, it’s not fairly so simple as being affected person with Jose, Sheng says. There’s Micah’s psychological drama at play.
“I relate to this concept of feeling like relationships are simply too exhausting and that I feel sooner or later so many individuals really feel like perhaps that’s simply simpler,” Sheng mentioned. “I feel that feeds into his storyline of not being good with vulnerability. I feel hooking up and courting are so totally different. He’s form of determining what fits him greatest and what he desires out of life.”
The way forward for Micah and Jose on ‘The L Phrase: Generation Q’
Leo Sheng wouldn’t completely give away whether or not Micah and Jose would proceed courting. Solely that there’s positive to be much more drama forward on The L Phrase: Generation Q, and that’s drama no matter being trans or homosexual.
“Relationships are exhausting,” Sheng mentioned. “Relationships are messy. I feel what I like about that is we get to see two queer individuals of shade, two queer males of shade and one is trans, navigate courting and never have or not it’s becuase the character is trans. Generally drama comes up in actual life that’s outdoors of your id, so that you get to see them determining their rhythm and their circulation and their dynamics.”