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Troye Sivan Appears on "The Late Show" to Perform, Talk About "Boy Erased"

Last night, out Johannesburg-born pop star and actor Troye Sivan appeared on CBS’ The Late Show and opened up to host Stephen Colbert about Boy Erased, Joel Edgerton’s drama about gay conversion therapy that opens in November. The picture co-stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

Sivan spoke to Colbert about his experiences behind the scenes. He says he wants Boy Erased to reach a wide audience of LGBTQ+ youth and their parents, as conversion therapy can be “damaging.”

"I got the script and just was punched in the gut by it and just knew that I really, really badly wanted to be a part of it," he said. According to Sivan, the filmmakers provided the young actors with authentic accounts of what goes on in conversion camps.

"When we arrived on set, day one, they gave us the resources that kids would typically get when they arrived at the camp. Like, actual printed out resources. They're full of testimonials. It was gnarly.”

"There's these rules. You can shake someone's hand very briefly, but not ever touch someone anywhere else on their body. Girls had to carry around handbags and could only wear skirts. Boys couldn't wear things that were too tight.”

"Imagining being 15 again, when I was sort of at my most vulnerable, and having that put back on me and being set up with that impossible task of trying to change this thing that is ultimately unchangeable, it's just one of the most damaging things I could imagine.”

“I really hope that the movie is going to speak to, mostly, I really want to communicate with parents as to just how much your reaction to your kid coming out can really shape their lives."

Horrifyingly enough, gay conversion therapy is still legal in all but 14 states.

Gay conversion therapy was explored earlier this year in the critically well-received teen drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post starring Chloë Grace Moretz. That movie won the top prize at Sundance in January.

Boy Erased is based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name. It opens Nov. 2.

Sivan’s second album, Bloom, is out now. It has received widespread critical acclaim. Watch Sivan on The Late Show below. He also performed two songs from Bloom, “Animal” and “Plum.”

h/t: THR

 

 

Troye Sivan Says He's Not Your Bottom, Queer, Or Gay Icon

Troye Sivan isn’t trying to become your Bottom Icon.

Troye Sivan’s new album Bloom just released and the singer is making the rounds of interviews to promote it.

In a recent interview with them. Magazine, Sivan shared his thoughts on fans trying to label him as their queer icon or their bottom icon.

“As everyone’s saying, “Troye is a queer icon. He’s a twink icon. He’s a bottom icon” — is that something you strongly identify with personally? Are you like, “That’s me, I’m a bottom, and that’s my sexuality!” or is that reductive?” asked Davey Davis for them.

Troye Sivan replied by saying:

“Completely reductive. Without getting into like any sort of details whatsoever, that was a song I wrote about a particular experience. I’m not branding that as myself forever. It was definitely just writing a song.”

This is a mentality that Sivan has shared before.

 

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While Sivan shared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he “want[s] to make music for queer people,” he also shared that he dreams of a day when he’ll be seen as just a singer and not a gay singer.

“There’s hunger for that conversation. So I’ve always been totally fine to talk about and embrace that,” he told EW. “Am I excited for the day where [a headline is] just, ‘Troye Sivan puts out a song’? Sure, yeah, that’s exciting. As I’m excited for the day when a trans woman of color can walk down the street and not fear for her life, you know what I mean? We’ve got so much work to do as a community, and the only way is forward.” 

Plus, Sivan shared in a Wonderland Magazine interview in March that he feels the pressure of being a “gay icon” is too much.

“I will never understand the struggles of a trans woman of colour growing up,” he told Wonderland, “What can I do as an empathetic person? How can I help? That’s why I politely reject the term “gay icon”. I would never wanna put that on myself.”

Despite pushing back against such labels as a gay, queer, or bottom icon, Sivan is committed to creating music for queer people and his new album, titled Bloom, is out now as an example of just that.

h/t: them., EW, Wonderland,

Troye Sivan and #MeToo

Troye Sivan is a Perth-raised pop musician known for his first album Blue Neigbourhood which reached the top 10 in Australia and the US. His social media following has reached 8.7 million followers on Instagram and Twitter and he has participated in film work as well in movies such as X-Men: Origins Wolverine and the upcoming Boy Erased. The 23-year-old is known for his music about gay experiences, having come out at the age of 18 via YouTube video, and unashamed representation in things such as his music videos. In a recent article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Sivan opened up about his new album, finding himself, and the #MeToo movement.

            Sivan joins a group of out artists such as Frank Ocean and Sam Smith who are not only open about their sexuality but make it a part of their music. Sivan’s recent single “Bloom” is a metaphor for his experiences as a bottom, which he clearly expressed in a now-deleted tweet. On his openness Sivan says:

“I just had this unbelievable hunger and necessity to live my life openly. [I feared coming out would] change things. But in that moment I had to do my self the favour of getting out of the way.” -smh.com.au

When asked if he has seen any of the consequences of being out in the mass media, he says that rather than face homophobia he has found a group of devoted fans more intimate than he could have imagine.

            In the same interview, he discussed how his journey to become famous got him into the dirty side of Hollywood. As a child making YouTube videos, he says he was targeted by men for online sex- one man even identified himself as a manager in the music business. He says:

“I was so naïve about everything and about the industry. I had no idea how to check if someone was legit or not. [He] promised the world to me and then as we got closet just completely inappropriately, you know, started… everything changed all of a sudden. It was super weird.” -smh.com.au

He says the man took advantage of him over Skype. Afterwards, he told his parents and ceased contact until one day he ran into the same man on the streets of LA. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Sivan felt comfortable enough to share his experience and says that others have told similar stories about the same man. Now, Sivan finds himself at the height of a successful music career with his own manager and an album on the way. His bravery for speaking out is notable and will hopefully be an inspiration to speak out and hold people accountable.

Troye Sivan’s album Bloom will be released August 31st, 2018 and he can be seen in this fall’s Boy Erased.

h/t: smh.com.au, billboard.com

 

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Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande Dance The Night Away In The MV For "Dance To This"

Troye Sivan’s latest music video is out and features Ariana Grande!

Today, Troye Sivan has released the music video for “Dance To This,” which is a track from his upcoming album, Bloom.

The video below was directed by Vogue contributor Bardia Zeinali, who directed Sivan’s other music video for “Bloom.”

The song “Dance This This” has so far topped the iTunes charts in 21 countries, which earned it a Zane Lowe Beats 1 World Record.

As for Sivan’s upcoming album and tour, Bloom will drop on August 31 and is available for pre-order now. Plus, the Bloom Tour will start on September 21 in cities all over the world such as New York City, Austin, Jacksonville, Upper Darby/Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Denver, Chicago, Portland, and many more. Tickets for the tour are available at LiveNation.com or TroyeSivan.com and will include a physical copy of Bloom.

But without further ado, you can watch the music video for “Dance To This” below.

Watch The Powerful Trailer For Upcoming Conversion Therapy Film, 'Boy Erased'

The trailer for the upcoming drama, Boy Erased, which chronicles a teen’s journey through the harmful process of so-called “conversion therapy,’ has been released and it delivers on a deeply visceral level.

Directed by Joel Edgerton, the movie is based on the 2016 memoir by Garrard Conley, and stars Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges as “Jared,” the 19-year-old son of a Baptist pastor played by Academy Award winner, Russell Crowe.

Outed to his religious parents, Jared is given the choice of attending an “ex-gay” therapy camp to be “cured” of his homosexuality, or face being shunned and disowned by his family.

Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity,” reads the official synopsis.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly this past May, Edgerton shared, “The film satisfies the dramatic and salacious stuff that interested me, but it also had an emotional resonance to it that I felt didn’t just make it a dark and nihilistic story.”

“Garrard’s story is so full of redemption,” added Edgerton. “My approach and treatment of this story was that there were no villains, that everyone thought they were doing the right thing.”

In addition to Hedges and Crowe, the film stars Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Jared’s mother, and Aussie out singer Troye Sivan in a supporting role. 

Sivan has also contributed a new original song, “Revelation,” for the soundtrack.

Watch the trailer below:

 

“Conversion therapy” has been banned from being performed on minors in 13 states plus the District of Columbia, as well as over 30 cities and municipalities.

The practice has been condemned by the American Medical Association, the American Pediatrics Association, the American Psychiatric Association and many others due to its disastrous effects which can lead to depression and, in some cases, suicide.

Boy Erased arrives in theaters November 2.

Check Out The Music Video For Troye Sivan's #BopBoutBottoming "Bloom"

"Bloom" now has a music video!

Last month, we shared with you the fact that fans think Troye Sivan’s latest single is about bottoming. Now, we're happy to share with you the music video for that song.

But if you don't know the situation, we'll catch you up first.

The openly gay singer shared on Twitter the true meaning of the song after it had been released. In a new deleted tweet, Sivan simply shared the phrase #BopsBoutBottoming.

Later, Sivan tried to deny that the song was about sex. In an interview with Dazed Digital, he feigned offense while saying, “It’s 100 percent about flowers! That’s all it is.

Despite possibly going back on the idea that this is anthem for Bottoms everywhere, we fans of the song know what’s up. After all, just look at the lyrics.

“It’s true, babe… I’ve been saving this for you… Promise me you’ll hold my hand if I get scared now… Might tell you to take a second baby slow it down… You should know I bloom, I bloom just for you.” 

And while you’re at it, you might as well look at the new music video, directed by Bardia Zeinali, for the song (before, the song had a 3D lyric video).

Don’t forget that Troye Sivan is getting ready for the release of his new album and musical tour around the United States.

The Bloom Tour is set to appear extensively around the United States in towns and cities like Philadlephia, Boston, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Austin, Chicago, Denver, and much more.

Also, the new album, titled Bloom, will release sometime later this year.

Troye Sivan Reveals New Album Release Date, Cover Art After Taylor Swift Concert

 Following a surprise performance with Taylor Swift at her Reputation Tour’s Rose Bowl stop on Saturday night, Troye Sivan revealed the title, release date and cover art of his forthcoming album, the follow-up to his breakout 2015 hit Blue Neighborhood.

The South African-born crooner’s latest is titled Bloom (it’s also the title of the album’s third single—an anthem about bottoming), and it will be released Aug. 31. The cover art is a clean, elegant black & white headshot by French photographer Hedi Slimane.

On Saturday, Sivan, 22 and Swift, 28 surprised an audience of 60,000 with a performance of the former’s single “My, My, My.” Sivan sported tour Reputation Tour merchandise.

Last week, Sivan told The New York Times that Bloom is an "album of tells, flamboyantly, defiantly expressed."

Sivan will make his big screen acting debut later this year in Joel Edgerton’s coming-out and coming-of-age drama Boy, Erased opposite Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Lucas Hedges.

h/t:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/arts/music/troye-sivan-bloom.html

Fans Think Troye Sivan's New Song is About Bottoming

Openly gay pop singer Troye Sivan dropped the video for his latest single called "Bloom."  The almost four minute clip is done totally in 3D by artist Jason Ebeyer, and currently sits number four on the website's trending page. 

The song title isn't exactly about a flower here. People are thinking that it's more about... bottoming.  The lyrics that coincide "Bloom" sort of support that cause, even though Troye playfully denied that it was in an interview with Dazed Digital where he said "It’s 100 per cent about flowers! That’s all it is.'

 “It’s true, babe… I’ve been saving this for you… Promise me you’ll hold my hand if I get scared now… Might tell you to take a second baby slow it down… You should know I bloom, I bloom just for you.” Those are just some of the lyrics from the song.  The way Troye sings it implies that he is the one bottoming for the first time. 

The song even kicks off with "Take a trip into my garden, I've got so much to show ya, The fountains and the waters, Are begging just to know ya."  So Troye, you really aren't fooling anyone here.

It's the third single he's released after "My My My!" and "The Good Side" from his forthcoming sophomore album.  His debut, Blue Neighbourhood, was a major hit and was certified gold in several different countries including his home country of Australia and the United States.

Do you think "Bloom" is about bottoming? Take a look at the video below.

Troye Sivan Opens Up About The Time He Realized He Was Gay

Gay Pop singer Troye Sivan is opening up about the time when he came to realize his sexuality.

In an interview with Attitude Magazine, Sivan shared that his sexual awakening was thanks to Zac Efron.

“I remember I cried when I realized that I thought Zac Efron was really hot, [when I was] aged 13 or something like that,” Sivan says. “I cried. And felt really sick… It wasn’t just: ‘This is a little crush on a boy or something like that: I’m not just interested in this boy–I think that’s he hot.’ And that was weird for me.”

The singer also talked about dating as a gay teenager.

"All my friends were hooking-up with random people at parties, and I just felt so left behind because I didn’t know gay people, I didn’t know where to meet gay people," Sivan says. "I didn’t really want to venture out by myself and so I just did stuff that a 17-year-old boy shouldn’t really have to do.”

 

 

 

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Sivan went further to explain that he eventually figured out that he could fake his age on Grindr and meet guys through there.

“I managed to get a fake ID and then I got Grindr on my phone and started to try to meet people who were like me, but you sort of are forced a little bit into these hyper-sexualised environments, and even though that’s awesome when you’re 17… I didn’t know what else to do."

Perhaps, that’s around the time that he met the worst Grindr date of his life. Sivan shared in an earlier interview with PopCrush that he was hanging out with a guy he’d met on Gridnr when the guy suddenly pulled out his phone to look for someone else.

“It was a while ago, back in a time when it was a little bit less accepted and a little bit more scary,” Sivan told PopCrush. “I was like, ‘Okay. I think I'm just gonna go home.’”

Thankfully, all that’s behind him as Sivan’s found a wonderful boyfriend in model Jacob Bixenman.

“He’s got like a kind of energy about him, a magnetic sort of energy. I think people can’t help but love him. He’s just got one of those personalities that draws people in… It’s kind of like having your best friend around all the time, which is really nice.”

Congrats to the happy couple.

Troye Sivan Opens Up On Being A Gay Musician, Looks Darn Fine In The Process!

 

Troye Sivan is the stunningly gorgeous and insanely talented openly sexy singer that we always knew we needed, and now the groundbreaking and barrier-smashing twenty-two-year-old is opening up about what it really means to be a gay musician in 2018. This new cover shoot for GQ Australia perfectly showcases Sivan's striking features, but it's the accompanying interview that really sheds light on what makes Sivan so important for the gay community.

While often being gay is portrayed as a disadvantage, Sivan paints same-sensuality as a positive for his career, stating that as a groundbreaker, there's... a lot of ground to be broken. Sort of. I think. You know what I mean:

The thing about being an openly gay artist that I’m finding is that you can sort of do anything, and chances are, it hasn’t been done that many times before.

 

 

The statement is in reference to the song My My My! which Sivan wrote for his cute AF boyfriend Jacob Bixenman (who you can check out HERE):

The song is about lust more than it is about love – it’s about that instant attraction. That is fairly normal subject matter for a pop song, but I guess people feel like it’s something new because it’s a same-sex thing.

 

 

Of course it wouldn't be an A-list interview without GQ at least attempting to elicit a juicy scoop on a celeb feud, but when asked about his alleged beef with Taylor Swift, Sivan only had this to say:

A lot of the bad press doesn’t make sense to me. Taylor Swift has always been really lovely to me – super-kind and generous. We have hung out only a couple of times, but she’s just been so open and forthcoming and answered all my questions, because I’m always really interested in what it’s like to be Taylor Swift.

Don't worry, we can read between the lines. She's the worst. JK. Finally, Sivan talks about his exciting collaboration with the one and only side to side walking starlet, Ariana Grande:

She’s a really good friend. I wasn’t sure there were going to be any features on the album because it felt so personal. But I had this one song and I thought this song really needs Ariana Grande on it. I hate asking people for things, but I plucked up the courage to ask – and I had it like two days later.

And we're glad you did! Do you want Sivan to be your Boy Troye, or are you Sivan' yourself for someone else? Let us know!

 

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