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Keiynan Lonsdale Is The Western Sydney Kid Who Made It Big In Hollywood

Keiynan Lonsdale grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs, with 11 siblings and a dream to make it in Hollywood.

From the small screen with shows like ABC’s Dance Academy to the big screen with Love Simon – he’s ticking off his bucket list.

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Now after being in the music industry for 16 years, Keiynan is embarking on his first headline tour.

In this chat with Antoinette Lattouf, Keiynan breaks down his latest role in SBS’ Swift Street and what it was like to come out on Instagram.

Having playing Abraham “Bram” Greenfeld on Love Simon, it inspired Keiynan to come out himself. He said the film was “1000 per cent” influential in terms of representation of queer relationships in a mainstream film.

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“It was an absolute disruptor in mainstream media, the timing of the film with where we were at culturally, it was some kind of magic,” he said.

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“I remember when I first saw the final cut of the film… just watching and realising this was going to change the world in a way and it absolutely did.

“It has touches of so many elements that we love to see in film. The effect and the impact was just out of this world like I will never be able to explain the amount of love that I witnessed.

“I think in terms of representation in the entertainment industry, we have really gone leaps and bounds ahead. It’s been an enormous shift and of course while that’s not necessarily happening everywhere, those vibrations are there.”

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