Years & Years Frontman Olly Alexander Poses For ‘GQ,’ Talks About Being Half Of A Gay Power Couple
Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander is the latest pop star to strike a pose for British GQ. The peroxide looks suitably dapper in the shoot, which took place in a scrapyard. He also spoke to the magazine about his relationship with Clean Bandit violinist Neil Amin-Smith and his status as a gay role model. “I found someone that I love and that’s a new thing and that has its own world,” the 25-year-old says. “And then it exists in this world where we’re both conscious about being open about it.”
“The response has been incredibly touching and heartwarming and overwhelming but I feel like if you invest too much of yourself in the construction of yourself as a gay couple in the media you end up fucking the real thing, so I try not to think too much about it,” Olly continues. As for his status as role model? “When I meet gay kids and they know who we are, I remember that’s amazing because literally every gay person in every gay story I knew growing up was doomed to die. There weren’t any positive gay stories and it’s incredible that has changed.”
[Via British GQ].