Keiynan Lonsdale is the queer triple threat we need right now.
Just in case you were missing a bit of Keiynan Lonsdale on your screen, you can catch his performance for Billboard.
Filmed in October in Australia, the performance gives us Keiynan showcasing his tracks Gay Street Fighter, White Noise, and Chocolate.
Always impressive. Always worth watching.
Keiynan Lonsdale in Work It
Billed by Netflix PR as a throwback to the dance films of the early 2000s – we’re assuming that they’re referring to the Step Up series? Or maybe Bring It On? – Work It gives us the story of Quinn.
Quinn is a high school senior desperate to get into Yale. She thinks that being a part of her school’s dance team is the ticket in. Quinn auditions for the Thunderbirds, the best dance crew in the school – they’ve got their eyes on the Work It dance competition.
Quinn – who is not a dancer – doesn’t make the cut for the Thunderbirds, so decides to form her own crew – bringing together a ragtag group of misfit dancers.
Sure, it’s not the most original concept, but we will always be a sucker for a dance movie.
Keiynan Lonsdale plays the head of the Thunderbirds. He’s pretty much Heather – the Mean Girl who rules the school.
Also in the cast are Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, and Jordan Fisher.
Who is Keiynan Lonsdale?
Born in 1991, Lonsdale began his career in Australia in 2007. Having built experience with a number of roles, it was in 2015 when he was cast as Wally West in The Flash that his momentum began to build.
In the film Love, Simon (2018), Lonsdale starred as Bram – the love interest for Simon. Lonsdale has credited the role with helping him to navigate his own sexuality.
Lonsdale also creates music. His releases have included Higher (2015), Good Life (2017), Kiss The Boy (2018), and Preach (2018).