BY ALamin Yohannes
The Queer As Folk reboot star has been part of groundbreaking relationships on Pose and Hacks.
Johnny Sibilly calls portraying interracial queer relationships
on TV a dream come true
Thanks to Hacks and Pose, Johnny Sibilly has recently been part of interracial LGBTQ relationships on two incredibly popular shows.
Sibilly is honored to be playing the characters he is and cherishes both experiences.
On Hacks, viewers got to see Sibilly’s Wilson and Marcus (Carl Clemons-Hopkins) form a powerful and loving bond full of humor.
The connection was so easy for me when it came to Wilson and Marcus because Carl Clemons-Hopkins is just a dream come true.
Sibilly wants to see the pair honor what they had and potentially come back together in season 2.
The actor wants Wilson to make sure that Marcus knows he is more than his work and can be so much in the world.
I’m always rooting for Marcus and Wilson.
Sibilly is most known for his arc on Pose as Costas Perez, Pray-Tell’s (Billy Porter) boyfriend.
Telling that story felt so important because growing up the only kind of Latinx representation I saw in that time period was Pedro Zamora.
It was important to portray those who have died of AIDS with humanity. “At that time people were so alone and sometimes their friends were the only people around them,” he said.
I felt a responsibility to honor those people that we lost. We lost so many amazing talents and so many leaders of the future that we could have had.
Sibilly is honored to get to tell Costas’ story with Billy Porter who “paved the way for so many artists that are coming up now.”
Both roles allowed Sibilly to be part of complex, loving LGBTQ interracial relationships.
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I feel that for so long, even within the LGBTQ+ community, there's been like this weird cloud over being black and brown and the desirability and the deservingness of love.
Sibilly knows how important it is to be seen and is proud to be part of shows where Black and brown people see themselves represented on-screen.
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[It’s so important] to see themselves deserving of love and relationships and in ways that are complicated and messy, and beautiful and exciting.
Sibilly is going to continue to bring queer people of color’s stories to TV as part of the cast of the Queer As Folk reboot headed to Peacock.
I can't see myself wanting to play any other kinds of characters because these are such rewarding parts for me.