As the star of the beloved and queer-inclusive series Teen Wolf, Tyler Posey has credited the show with helping him shed any shame he had around his sexuality. In a recent interview with Gay Times, Posey reflected on how the show presented sexuality in its universe and how it helped him come to terms with his own sexual identity.
In 2021, Posey came out as sexually fluid, and he credits Teen Wolf with helping him to continually come to terms with his sexual identity. “[Teen Wolf] definitely helped not let the subject die in my head. It was constantly there and it was constantly being accepted,” says Posey. He went on to explain that it was how the show presented sexuality in its universe that made all the difference, specifically that it handled it in a low-key way. “[Teen Wolf] didn’t shove the subject down everyone’s throat. It was just natural and normal,” he explained.
Posey’s comments serve as a reminder of the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in media and how it can have a positive impact on individuals and society as a whole. It is encouraging to see that Teen Wolf, a show that has been loved by fans for over a decade, continues to have a positive impact on its actors and viewers, and it is a testament to the power of inclusive storytelling.
Posey is set to reprise his role in Teen Wolf: The Movie, which arrives this week on Paramount+. Along with the returning cast, the film promises to continue the legacy of Teen Wolf as a show that highlights acceptance and normalizes diverse sexual identities.