Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X Is Done Being an ‘Acceptable Gay Person’

Author: Madeline Roth Source: The Daily Beast:
January 26, 2024 at 22:19
Lil Nas X / MAS
Lil Nas X / MAS

In the HBO documentary “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero,” he opens up about his family, his sexuality, his fame, and how all of it has changed him—for better and for worse.

Like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift before him, Lil Nas X has joined the camp of pop stars releasing tour-centric movies. His entry, however—Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, which premieres Saturday night on HBO—is lighter on actual concert footage, and instead uses the backdrop of his first-ever headlining tour to track the ongoing evolution of the artist, and the person, Lil Nas X wants to be.

If you’re a casual Lil Nas X fan, observer, or even hater, you might assume that the person he wants to be is simply a bigger and more dominant version of his wisecracking, media-savvy, terminally online persona. After all, his most recent single, “J Christ,” released earlier this month, dials up his affinity for meme-able, semi-shocking, viral-hungry stunts.

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