Kal Penn is an enigma, as far as he’s been successful in both politics and acting. It is very rare for people to oscillate between these two powerful fields, but with his magnetism and plume, Penn made his own plan. For those who are not familiar, Penn played one of the main roles in the Harold and Kumar franchise, as well as roles on House, Designated Survivor and how I Met Your Mother. At the same time, he also served as a senior associate editor in the White House Office of Public Engagement under the Obama administration. Penn pretty much pulled off two different dream jobs simultaneously, and now he’s stepping into a different kind of cultural role: the queer icon.
We don’t want to fetishize anyone’s sexuality, but portrayal matters and we celebrate everyone who shares their version of love is love with the world. Penn made the announcement ahead of the release of his new book You can’t be serious, in which he shares details about his 11-year relationship and engagement to his fiancé, Josh. Penn said People, “I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared to a lot of other people. There’s no timeline on that stuff. People find out about their shit at different times in their lives, so I’m glad I did when I did. ”While incredibly personal, this is a type of vital statement people can read from a public figure they admire. . sexuality, can happen on your own schedule. Believe me, a kid whose southern dad came out at 43. You can be gay anytime you want to be!
Penn continued of the book, which came out on November 2: “Understanding the narrative, how to respect who they really are, in telling my story – this includes: my professional life, both in Hollywood and in Washington, it includes my love life with Josh and the way we met, that includes my parents, as far as I’m willing to share stories about their upbringing … so that was the most important thing for me. wanted my story to be authentic from my perspective and told in a way that makes you feel like you really know me. I try not to get too excited about celebrity memoirs as often as they are usually, probably written by ghosts, and getting a cycle of self-righteousness books to be famous seems a little too easy, but this is a celebrity book that I will absolutely buy and put on my bedside table for two to three weeks before finally the read (that’s a compliment, I promise). and inside Hollywood baseball stories in one place ?! Sign me up.
Someone else who is excited about this new era of Kal Penn’s fandom is the one and only Cardi B. In a Twitter exchange that lit the internet, Cardi responded to Kal’s tweet saying to see her on her flight. then dreaming that she was officiating her next wedding. . In the way of 2021, Cardi B answered the call, and now we have a queer marriage Sex and the city alone wish he could pretend to hope.
I’m not going to lie though, I’m also excited to have more glimpses of Kal and Josh’s yard like what he said People of their first date, when Josh arrived at his apartment with a suitcase from Coors and turned to NASCAR on TV. He explained, “I was like, ‘This is obviously not going to work. I have a day off at the White House and this guy casually watches the cars turn left? Next thing you know, it’s been a few months and we watch NASCAR every Sunday. … I wanted the reader to appreciate the love and humor through all of these stories. Penn added that he hopes the book gives the reader the impression that “we are drinking a beer together.” Penn isn’t just opening his eyes to the fact that the queer community contains multitudes, but he might just open up bar fly worlds to reading. It’s the kind of wellness story we need more of to end this tough year.