Get to know ‘Fire Island’ breakout star Tomás Matos, the “Staten Island Fairy”
You simply can’t nail a Marisa Tomei-in-My Cousin Vinny impression like that and not become an instant queer icon.
TRUTH BE TOLD: TOMÁS MATOS
“The universe honors authenticity.” Actor and performer, Tomás Matos, talks “Fire Island,” embracing their femininity and what it’s taken to live a life full of “bad b energy.”
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Someone asks Matos—an ensemble member in Broadway’s Diana the Musical and the non-binary baby of the group—what type of car they would be, if they were a car. “I would be a Ferrari because I’m an expensive bitch,” they clap back. Every individual in the principal cast is queer, and that energy—that inherent kinship—pervades the set. “It’s a heist film—all bottoms,” Cho quips to me. “Bottoms Eleven.”
‘Fire Island’: Andrew Ahn’s Searchlight Pic Adds 11 To Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Conrad Ricamora (The Resident), James Scully (You), Matt Rogers (I Love This For You), Tomas Matos (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Torian Miller (Goliath), and Nick Adams (The Other Two) have joined the cast of Fire Island, the Searchlight Pictures title from director Andrew Ahn (Spa Night, Driveways), which has now entered production.
Exclusive: Fire Island star Tomás Matos is finally ‘stepping into their spotlight’
Tomás Matos speaks with GAY TIMES about their beloved role in Joel Kim Booster’s lauded gaycation comedy Fire Island.
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“Dancing on a Broadway stage is magical, and dancing alongside people you love is indescribable,” Matos said. “New York needs live theater again, and I feel blessed to be part of the community that can do that for the city.”
'Fire Island' actor Tomás Matos ties success to being 'unapologetically authentic'
Matos — who identifies as nonbinary and Afro Latiné, is stealing scenes in the movie "Fire Island," now streaming on Hulu.
ERK chats with FIRE ISLAND breakout star Tomás Matos
They cover filming one of this summer's biggest hits, growing up in Staten Island, how their family learned to not only respect, but affirm their non-binary identity, their life as a member of the House of Miyake-Mugler, experiencing gender euphoria, plus their thoughts on Demi Lovato, THEY/THEM, Bad Bunny and more.
House of Milan
After being locked away with the rest of the world for much of 2020, the New York chapter of the House of Milan decided to celebrate health, family, fashion, and 33 years of ballroom excellence.