Billy Porter “always intended” to make a representational film.
The 52-year-old actor – who is openly gay – makes his directorial debut with new rom-com ‘Anything’s Possible’ about a teenage transgender and says it’s ‘magical’ to be able to helm a project about portrayal queer.
He said: “It’s magic. It was always my intention. I was mentored by people who made room for me, and my goal was always to be able to do it and pay for it. Everything feels redemptive. All of that. I was told my homosexuality would be my responsibility, and that was for a very long time, and now it’s not. Now I can do whatever I want to do because I chose myself, I chose my own authenticity, and I chose to be truthful and honest no matter what and no matter where the tokens fall. will also be.
The former ‘Pose’ star went on to explain that he’s learned to “trust his instincts” and although there’s “a lot of bull ****” around making moves, he “likes “always the process of directing a film.
He told Collider: “What I’ve learned is that I know a lot more than I thought I did, and I have to trust my instincts, at all times, because my instincts are good. That Doesn’t mean I’m not open to collaborating. I love the process of directing. I have to figure out how to navigate all the other bullshit that surrounds it. There’s a lot of bullshit around the process of directing a movie. There’s just a lot of it. It’s just the nature of the beast. So, I feel like I’ve picked up skill and know-how navigating that.
“Anything Is Possible” is available to stream on Prime Video.