“Something Special and Unique and Gay”: Your First Look at Fire Island
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.
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.