Why I'm Coming Out As Gay

Ajoutée 17 juin 2019
Behind the scenes of Eugene Lee Yang's coming out video, "I'm Gay:" a never-before-seen look inside the mind of a young artist and his complex, dark struggles with his identity, his work, his public persona, and his private life.
A documentary video by Kane Diep @kanediep
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  • We love you as you are boo

  • 1:17 this is so sweet oh my god

  • Its not the try guys now😅

  • My mom says im not bi she tells me i dont know unless ive been with a girl sexually i wish i could explain how i feel with my girlfreind she thinks im making her gay i havent been with her sexualy but i know what i feel for her is somthing that is more then what she thinks it is

  • apparently every gay guy is attractive except me

  • It's truly sad how much dislikes this has.........😢

  • 𝕀 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝 𝕤𝕠 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝔼𝕦𝕘𝕖𝕓𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕚𝕞 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕓𝕚𝕒𝕟 𝕚 𝕤𝕦𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕃𝔾𝔹𝕋ℚ 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕦𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

  • quick props to kane- not only did he do a phenomenal job documenting this process, he knew he was asking sensitive questions. even though eugene is the type of person who would be okay answering, he still asked them in a way that wasn’t forceful but at the same time not super hesitant. well done, kane.

  • I love you and your work, the production was beautiful I love all of the try fam❤️

  • ew

  • We love you Eugene

  • Eugene is sincerelly such an inspiration, not just for people of the lgbtq community, but for young people like my self who also face similar challenges about putting up a mask and not be able to be true to oneself and the problems he faced with his family. And the part about asking if he was happy sincerely broke my heart, I ask myself the same question every day, and to know that someone as amazing as eugene has similar problems really makes me feel like less of an outcast. I love u so much eugene, I love what u do and the person u have become. U are amazing, no matter what, I hope u finally become happy one day.

  • Guessing everyone in the comment sections from l.a or San Francisco

  • I support you

  • eugene is the first asian person i know who is part of the lgbt+ community and i respect that also im not tryna be stereotype or anything!! im just saying that eugene is a big influence towards me because im asian aswell

  • If anyone that is watching and are homophobic die please nobody wants you here

    • Ur so close minded

    • Hate doesn't get rid of hate dumb ass 💀

  • Daughter:i like girls Dad:ok Daughter:I'm lesbian too Dad:is there anyone here who likes guys? Son:me This isn't original I just found it funny lol

  • That’s pretty gay

  • Wow amazing guys..

  • Idc that he is gay and here me out I love Eugene and I don't love him more or less but he is himself and work your stuff

  • Its someone happiness that matters no matter what Eugene do what you want we love as you are men👌👌👌👌👌👊👊👊

  • i just love and respect and admire eugene and this project so fucking much. he said he can't give the 100% of his inside world yet, but still this is SO MUCH, literally one of the bravest individuals i know.

  • I'm gonna watch all these ads because my boy Eugene deserves all the cranes he wants ❤ At this point I know this video by heart (almost) but I still cry every single time.

  • Okay Why are his parents a pair of snacks?👀😍

  • as someone who haven't fully come out to themselves and to their friends, i cried during this whole video

    • @Charlotte Barakat aw, thank you so much

    • I hope you get to a place where you can fully accept yourself, and your friends understand 🖤

  • I knew it:-) :-)

  • ........

  • Happy is a feeling. It's not a destination.

  • Eugene you are amazing! No matter what anyone says, accept yourself! You are beautiful! Be true and be proud. Don’t let anyone tell you who to be or who to love. This goes to everyone! Love yourself and don’t care about if others do too.

  • I dont kare if your gay😑

  • ❤❤❤❤❤We love you eugene no matter what❤❤❤❤❤

  • Fuck gays you all suck

  • Well... I Will keep dreaming about Eugene's naked body xD. Also very happy about this moment. Be proud.

  • What a deep messages. I hope you live in happenies ☺😍😀

  • I dont like LGBT its against my religion but i supporting Eugene

  • I really had no idea

  • Does anyone have any advice My parents and very homophobic and don’t agree with any of this I don’t know what to do or say

  • Oh wow cool 😐

  • Despite how much my family valued gender roles and were microhomophobic my parents let me be whoever I wanted, they let me wear boy's clothes, call myself a boy if I wanted to, say whether or not I find girls attractive. My parents let me be a boy or girl if I wanted to because it makes me happy and I will be forever grateful for it.

  • Its been like 3 months and i still haven’t have the courage to come out to my parents as bi ;-;;;;;

  • this is so emotional oml

  • I am very moved by this and wish the best for you Eugene. I am very happy for you. Thank you for bringing this feeling of realization. Especially because I'm young and in a society that is very closed. Thank you so so much.

  • Unfortunately the majority of gay men don’t get a budget to come out. Sorry, but you need to man the fuck up. No one who really loves you cares.

  • "Maybe the answer's that nobody's going to be finally happy." Accurate. What we must seek is meaning. Projects like this one where you can pour your entire being into bringing your vision into fruition. Meaning, unlike happiness, lasts longer and brings about a greater sense of contendedness.

  • Try Guys are so beautiful.... Reallt proud of them for supporting Eugene and believing in him.

  • no hate to any of the lgbtq community I think its great people are strong enough to be who they are but why are the hot nice guys always gay!!!

  • I always knew deep down🤣

  • Yaaaaaay😤

  • i'm gay but i can't talk to my parents i just afraid they will be mad at me and they will don't love me anymore 😭

  • for the past 4 years I been putting this wall in front of me to protect myself because I been bullied before so I thought if I acted all strong and badass they will not you know bully me and it's been great for the past 4 years but it's been tiring because I have to fake myself in front of people so this video really open my mind on to be myself and embrace who you really are so thanks for that eugene

  • Thank you for being real and yourself.

  • Like Read more Read more Read more Read more Now it's here

  • maybe the try guys should try not giving a fuck because who the fuck cares that your fucking gay

  • For those wondering what the "shot list" text reads, enjoy: LOGLINE In Eugene's definitive "coming out" project and in the vein of his high concept music video work, a moving portrait of the culturally significant phases and struggles of his life as a young gay man are interpreted through abstract, emotional movement and colors by Eugene and a group of actors and dancers. CONCEPT We open on The Red Scene (NATURE). In a large, ornate hall, Eugene, styled in all RED, is seated in a frozen family portrait between his SISTER, BROTHER, MOTHER, and FATHER, who are all in GREY. He and his siblings begin to play-dance in unison. At some point, they mimic the tough bravado of their father and then switch to their mother, who's graceful and feminine. As his brother gravitates to his father and his sister follows her mother, Eugene moves towards his mother, eventually applying red lipstick to himself, dancing even more wildly. His mother rips it from his hand while his father smears it across his face. His siblings fall back in line with their assigned parents as his father yells and pushes him into a stoic submission. (Music Cue - 0:00 - 0:49) In The Yellow Scene (LOVE), Eugene, in all YELLOW, dances formally with a GIRL, in black. A BOY, also dressed in yellow, catches his attention, and a flirtatious, exploratory, and tender pas de deux occurs between the two. Caught between the two opposing forces in a passionate three-person routine, he eventually embraces his friend and ally before running off with the boy. (1:22 - 2:13) In The Green Scene (COMMUNITY), Eugene and the Boy, now styled in GREEN, are joined by a CAST OF LGBTQ+ PEOPLE, dressed in rainbow colors. Gay, lesbian, bi, trans, drag - all represented in a splendorous visual celebration of the community. As if in a club setting, they dance and laugh in unison, moving around one another with a sense of dignity and appreciation. They join together, almost mirroring the opening shot of the family portrait, comfortable and happy. Suddenly, closing in upon them, a group of DANCERS IN WHITE encroach upon them. Eugene's friends scatter and, if not so lucky to escape, fall to the ground, as if dead or apprehended, as Eugene is forcefully grabbed by a host of white hands. (2:14 - 2:44) In The Blue Scene (HATE), penultimate and devastating, Eugene, now in all BLUE, is beaten ruthlessly by the horde of DANCERS IN WHITE, revealing a bleeding lip and two black eyes. They dash away, leaving him crying and dragging his body across the ground. His family reappears: his MOTHER and BROTHER, now dressed in BLACK, try to help him up, but his FATHER and SISTER, transformed into WHITE, push him back down again. His family devolves into fighting one another and he leaves them, lost in his own agony, before a slow, creeping resolution settles in his eyes. Like the lipstick in the opening of the video, he smears the dark blood across his mouth. (2:45 - 3:18) In the final moments, The Purple Scene {PRIDE), Eugene is proud, solemn, and defiant in his most lavish, unapologetic, and regal styling yet, his black eyes and bloody mouth transformed into striking violet eyeshadow and a dark plum lip .He stands and strides tentatively forward as COLUMNS OF PEOPLE, dressed in GREY, BLACK, and WHITE, pass by him. The grey don't pay attention, while the black offer reassuring and warm looks and caresses. The people in white, however, shove and scream and hit him as they pass, but he keeps moving forward, eyes locked directly somewhere above camera in the distance. At the very end of his walk, he locks his arms around another unseen QUEER PERSON IN PURPLE in a tight, desperate hug, as the black and white dancers riot against one another around them. (3:19 - 3:54)

    • @phantazein. I don't know what to right but I just wanted to help so it can stay in the notification bar ☺

    • can someone reply me so that I could keep this in my notification bar.

  • I think im bi

  • Eugene, you might never read this comment, but I need to say it anyway. I only discovered you and the other Try Guys in recent months and I've finally been catching up on all your journeys. This whole time I thought I was in love with you like any other internet crush I've had, even though I sensed that wasn't right somehow (I'm female). After finally watching your coming out video and this piece I have realised I was in love with your spirit. I'm 28 and still ashamed of being queer. I drop it in conversation when I'm drunk but I feel it in my heart when you say you can't help people if you're lying about who you are. I want to embody this film clip, this message, this vibe in every way possible. I want to show people around me the feeling your choreography gave me when I saw this for the first time. I want to not just spread pride, but spread you and your story across the world. Thank you for being you. And please don't feel like you need to give more. You are. You are giving. Be you and know we accept that.

  • We already knew.

  • Sending Eugene virtual hug😭. I am straight asian but I salute your courage to come out despite the risk on your career because of the current state of the society where everyone is entitled to judge a person because it does not fit there standard. I adore you since buzzfeed days your competitiveness now explains why. Your are not only an Asian, you are not only gay BUT YOU ARE EUGENE. You brought me laughter in my darkest days,now you showed me what courage is truly about. Am I finally happy? No I am not but this video give me hope that one day I will if i set myself free from everyones expectations, criticisms, opinions. I dont know Eugene personally I only knew him through the videos his part of but I am proud of him. I am proud of you Eugene♥️ Btw, Sorry I am an emotional asian 😂 Love lots Eugene from your Fan girl ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • They couldn't tell??

  • Funny, I've had soooo many guys come out to me secretly after finding out I'm gay. Never really thought about it. My dad is a hate the sin, love the sinner type so I'm only sort of out to certain people. It's scary to think of losing someone just because of who you are

    • Love ya baby cakes 😘

    • Not really just a troll 😂