Garrett Clayton and his six-pack abs have been heavily promoted as "the new Zac Efron," the Disney Channel's wunderkind. But how heterosexist is his work to date?
2. Love, Gloria (2011) is about a washed-up child star Gloria who is kidnapped and held in a basement, along with an annoying female fan. The two women buddy-bond and work together to escape. Garrett has a minor role as Tad, but still, there's a nicely done gay subtext.
3. Garrett's character romanced a girl on Days of Our Lives, but not on Shake it Up.
Teen Beach Movie featured two teenagers (Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell) who are zapped into a 1960s beach movie. Garrett will play Tanner, the Frankie Avalon character. The original beach movies were full of buddy-bonding and gay-vague characters. This one, not so much, but both of the male leads are extremely feminine.
6. He changed his name from Gary to Garrett.
7. He played a dancer in The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, so apparently he doesn't mind saying "Oogieloves."
Doesn't sound heterosexist to me.