CW’s new drama Glamorous casted openly gay actor Ben J Pierce to play its lead role.
Pierce will play Marco, a gender non-conforming teenager and recent high school graduate.
Marco’s life changes after an unplanned rant on YouTube ends up landing him his dream job as an intern at a cosmetics company, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Brooke Shields plays Madolyn – CEO of the cosmetics company – while soap actor Pierson Fodé will play an openly gay character.
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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is the director, Jordon Nardino (Star Trek: Discovery) is the writer and Happy Endings actor Damon Wayans Jr is the executive producer.
Ben J Pierce started out on creating YouTube videos and is friends with Troye Sivan and Tyler Oakley.
He released his song Little Games in 2014, which talks about fighting back against gender roles in society.
Pierce previously played Netflix’s Fuller House first openly gay character last year.
Last month, he released his debut single and music video Rendezvous as his alterego Miss Benny.