Ezra Miller fronts the ‘genre-queer’ band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, whose music explores otherness and dissects the queer experience in modern America. In the wake of the Pulse Orlando massacre last year, they released their song US Gay which amplifies and brings attention to the fact that LGBTQ people are still being victimised and even murdered even in so called developed countries. Alongside his bandmates Lilah Larson and Josh Aubin, Ezra goes into the responsibility the feel to speak to their queer audience, the importance of visibility and the parallels between Ezra’s character Creedence in Fanstastic Beasts and the LGBTQ experience.
“Having been a mentally ill, disaffected queer youth, I know how much it can matter to see queer people surviving and thriving. Being loved, and loving themselves, life and the world. We all know vaguely the statistics of suicide among queer youth, and the murder of queer and gender nonconforming people. Promoting visibility is a really powerful tool against that."