Watch: In New Interview, Tyler Posey Talks Being Sexually Fluid, OnlyFans, and Sobriety

Tuesday March 16, 2021
Originally published on March 10, 2021

Tyler Posey spoke with Variety's podcast "Just for Variety" this week in a wide-ranging interview, in which the 29-year-old actor opened up about his sexuality, OnlyFans, sobriety, and more.

In October 2020, Posey launched his OnlyFans and revealed that he is sexually fluid.

"I did this live on OnlyFans, and they were asking me stuff that horny people would ask you: 'Have you been with a man? Have you been with the opposite sex? What was it like?'" Posey told Variety. "I was just honest about it, because no one's ever asked me before."

Posey was also asked about his recent comments about feeling "objectified" while on OnlyFans, a subscription based service used by several adult performers and some celebrities, including Cardi B, "Drag Race" champ Shea Couleé, actress Bella Thorne, and rapper Tyga.

"I don't feel that way anymore, objectified, because what fixed that was that that's going to happen. OnlyFans was a trip for me," he said. "Bella [Thorne] is my friend, and helped me. She hit me up one time after I posted some pictures. She's like, 'This is more skin than you need to post on OnlyFans. Call me.'"

"I really liked her pitch. It was really cool. A way to be artistic and push out different content, new content. It's also been a big experiment for me, because I've never been a model," Posey said. "I felt icky modeling. So it's a little of me stepping out of that box and out of my comfort zone and trying new things.

"Plus, it also gave me a really good platform to be really open about my sexuality. It's being really in contact with my fans, releasing creative new content that people don't see anywhere else, and being really open about anything, whether it's sexuality or drug abuse or anything," he said. "That's where I really found my footing."

The "Teen Wolf" star then talked about how he revealed on OnlyFans that he has been with men.

"It was just a split-second decision. I didn't think about how it would be received or what kind of press I would get on it, but I woke up the next day, and it was all these tabloids about me coming out as pansexual," Posey said. "I didn't label that. The kids, the fans, or whoever wrote those articles labeled that. I thought that was fascinating that it just broke down this wall that I didn't feel like I put up, but it was easier for me to just be honest about all that stuff.

"I'm just really trying to make it artistic, but if I have to show my butt, I want to make it hilarious, not take myself seriously, and bring that to OnlyFans, because that's who I am," he said. "I am a little taboo. I've always been a little edgier and sexually inclined and just wanting to push the envelope in a bunch of different ways."

Posey was asked about pressures in the entertainment industry, and if he ever had to hide his sexuality.

"There wasn't anything too crazy that came up that would warrant that sort of response. I did have some leaked footage of me online a little while ago," he told Variety. "That was my fault, but it did show the world that I am this sexual — I don't want to say deviant — but there's a side of me that is definitely not on the surface of what you normally see.

"So they did come at me for that a little, which is understandable. I had some stuff leaked online that probably isn't favorable, but I didn't release an apology about it and that made it easier for people to forget about. I didn't bring attention to it," Posey said. "They wanted me to. They definitely wanted me to say, 'Look, I'm sorry. I'm ashamed of myself,' which I wasn't, and I wasn't sorry. I didn't want to lie and say that."

Listen to Posey's "Just for Variety" interview below or watch a portion of the interview in the clip below.