Frankie A. Rodriguez is so proud of being able to represent both the Gay community and Latin community through his character, Carlos, on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
With the big scene on episode 5: Homecoming, which aired on December 6, 2019, we see a relationship blossom between Seb and Carlos in which Disney promotes the reality of gay couples in todays world. This defined the beginning of this new relationship as Carlos asked Seb to homecoming. This was one of the first times where Disney showcased a gay couple in live-action form and not animated.
Rodriguez guested on AfterBuzz TVs High School Musical After Show Tuesday and was asked about having this opportunity to represent the gay community.
Obviously it feels so familiar to me because I am gay and I am Latin so I was just like, well thats kinda like a double whammy but to share this story, this specific story that I feel isnt really told very often, said Rodriguez. Its just great and in the world of High School Musical, um, something that Im a fan of, so its, its the best
With Disney being such a huge part of our lives and with the success of Disney+, this has created so much opportunity for people like Rodriguez to represent who they are and what they stand for.
In addition, he is also representing the Latin community.
Dont you get excited when you see, like, a Latin on television. Youre like, oh my God. Oh my god, emphasized Rodriguez.
Not only has Frankie been able to have iconic moments in this series with this new relationship but also due to his background in theatre he has been a shining star and has had unforgettable dance routines in this show.
When asked what is next for Rodriguez he stated, I feel like I should have, like, my fashion line out or like, you know, like my nail polish or something, um, uh, but coming up I have an episode of Will & Grace coming out so Im so excited, that was like so surreal. I was like, ugh I cant wait!
You can continue to watch more of Frankie on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series every Friday on Disney +.