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‘Mean Girls’ Star Daniel Franzese: I Was ‘Brainwashed’ in Conversion Therapy

Prior to stealing our hearts as the openly gay character Damian in Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese was trying hard to change who he was. Though his Catholic and Pentecostal Christian family was supportive when he came out as gay, Franzese told Page Six he went through a six-month bout of one-on-one conversion therapy sessions at 21. “I went to one-on-one therapy sessions with a person who was trying to change me straight and make me pray the gay away and alienate all my allies,” he said. His therapist convinced him that his mom, who was supportive, was the reason he was gay, causing them to not speak for two months, Franzese said. “They made me come out to my mom, who was literally like my best ally, and say, ‘It’s your fault,’” he said. Once he realized that the therapist was “so gay, like gay.com.org.edu” and used to identify as gay, Franzese said he stopped going. Support from fans of Mean Girls later in his life caused him to come out publicly in 2014, he said.
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‘Mean Girls’ star Daniel Franzese met Danny DeVito after famous movie line

Danny DeVito is also a fan of his work. “Mean Girls” star Daniel Franzese, who famously name-dropped the actor in the hit teen movie, reveals he once got to meet DeVito. “I got to meet him on a dance floor at a party,” the 44-year-old actor exclusively tells Page Six, adding that the encounter happened years ago during photographer Amanda Demme’s birthday party at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles. Franzese tells us he boldly walked up to the Emmy winner and informed him that he was “the guy [in ‘Mean Girls’] who says, ‘[Oh my God,] Danny DeVito, I love your...
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Daniel Franzese delights Washburn with his witty personality

On Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., Washburn welcomed actor, activist and comedian Daniel Franzese, most known for his role in the movie ‘Mean Girls’, to the A/B room to perform his comedy stand up routine. The show was sponsored by Student Involvement and Development. The show opened with comedian...