‘Fire Island’ breakout star Tomás Matos, the “Staten Island Fairy”
From the moment the first trailer for
dropped, we knew Tomás Matos was destined to be a star.
You simply can’t nail a Marisa Tomei-in-
My Cousin Vinny
impression like that and
become an instant queer icon.
The enchanting rom-com set on the titular gay oasis boasts a cast that’s an embarrassment of riches
with faces that are surely familiar to queer comedy fans
the film’s hilarious writer and star. And though they don’t have the same background in comedy
as many of their co-stars, Matos more than holds their own, scoring big laughs with every line, glance, and prance.
As Keegan, one of
‘s “messy sisters”
Matos relished the opportunity to step into this dream project, showing a new side of themselves in the process.
The non-binary actor grew up in New York, where they attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts