Actor who plays DC movie’s Barry Allen/Flash is queer, has a band, and is playing Gallery 5 this weekend
Ezra Miller, star of movies like We Need to Talk About Kevin and DC’s new Justice League movies, has dipped his toes into musical waters and his band, Sons of Illustrious Father, is on your and stopping in RVA this weekend.
If you’ve followed Mille, you know he’s managed to successfully pick weird (see We Need to Talk about Kevin) and interesting roles, he’s also a big ol’queer mo. So you shouldn’t be surprised to discover the actor has a weirdo indie-folk pop band, Sons of Illustrious Father, with heavy queer tendencies. Check out the very-queer video for “Opposite of Love” below:
Their new record, It’s actually pretty good… much better then their early stuff.
Miller came up in Hollywood and “stole the show” in 2012′s movie version of the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Ezra, who played a gay teen in the movie, embraced the role and explained his relation to the character in an interview in Out Magazine:
“I’m queer,” he says, simply. “I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I’ve been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don’t know if it’s responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don’t think we’re ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that’s what you’re supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love — even if it is love — we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it’s possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible — which is fine. I’m super down with being irresponsible. I’m just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That’s where I’m at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question.”
Ezra has since made waves in different roles but his most high profile gig is sure to be Barry Allen in the Justice League movie set to be released this Fall.
A waltz over to their Bandcamp gives you some insight into just how varied their sound is. Check out their 2016 record Revol below:
Well I was skeptical of the whole movie start-turned musician ethos on Miller but these tracks aint too bad. And his show, happening this Saturday at Gallery 5, is getting support from local folks Sammi Lanzetta (who rules) and Dharma Bombs (who also rule). Tickets are only $5 or $7 at the door so get your shit together and head on our. Snag tickets here.
Tim is a writer, video game nerd, and music fan. You'll see him at shows, or you wont really see him at all.
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