I'm Gay - Eugene Lee Yang

  • Published: 15 June 2019
  • Eugene comes out as gay in his original, deeply personal music video, featuring music by ODESZA.

    Written, Directed, & Choreographed by Eugene Lee Yang

    A Moment Apart” & “Intro Instrumental” - listen now at odesza.lnk.to/amaYT

    Set Photography by JD Renes Photography

    Co-produced by EVERYBODYNEEDSUS
    Executive Producer - Cathleen Cher
    Producer - Sally Sujin Oh
    Director of Photography - Adam Lee
    Production Designer - Matt Soko
    Editor - Jonas Thorhallsson
    Colorist - Jakob Thorhallsson

    Hair - David Dang
    Makeup - Arianna Chaylene Bean
    Stylist - Farren Jean Andrèa
    Stylist Assistant - Kali Mackay
    Hair for Ensemble - Cayla Solomon
    Makeup for Ensemble - Kasha Lassien

    Oscar Utiérre
    Farren Jean Andrèa
    Malan Breton

    Eugene Lee Yang
    Sister - Grace Yoo
    Brother - Intae Kim
    Mother - Terumi Shimazu
    Father - Gary Murakami
    Girl - Sophia Oddi
    Boy - Joshua Blaine

    Kim Chi
    Jazzmyne Jay
    Rhea Litré
    Mayhem Miller
    Curly Velasquez
    Arisce Wanzer

    Jason Beaubien, Ryan Blake, Sol Deleo, Mitchell Flores, William Fryt, Mario Godiva, Delaney Goodman, Carter Lee, Jake Mason, Ava Minett, Loretta Minett, Rene Punzalan, Hector Sanchez, Donavan Sanders, Daniel Suarez, Aus Wang, Roman Young

    Hind Boa, Justin Chen, Isaac Chu, Felicia Coito, Maiquel Denee, Kate Duffy, Alexandria Herring, Gideon Jacob, Samuel Johnson, Dyan Jong, Aris Kakkis, Danny Lam, Jeremy Lam, Shantell Lamb, Doinelle Macabugao, Lesha McBride, Annie Nguyen, Pat Nguyen, Robyin Nguyen, Devin Parker, Nick Rufca, Alyssa Santos, Zain Shami

    Assistant Director - Clyde Goins
    2nd AD - Dolly Gray
    Music Supervisor - Cathleen Cher
    1st AC - Dawson Taylor
    2nd AC - Oscar Martinez
    Gaffer - Devon Wilson
    Best Boy Electric - Vince Valentin
    Key Grip - Huan Manton
    Best Boy Grip - Justin Lee
    Art Director - Spencer Trent
    Set Dresser - Devin Parker
    Crane Operators - Ryan Elliott, Mike Pusatere
    Production Assistants - Delaney Goodman, Izzy Mojamiid, Sergio Ochoa
    Catering - Humberto's Catering

    Weho Dodgeball
    Now More Than Ever Artists
    East West Players
    Virtual World Arcade
    Adam Foley & Ninja Tune

    Special Thanks To!

    Thanks to all of our Gold Level Patrons! AJ S., Amy Fleming, Ana Camba, Cat Hicks, Elisa Proust, Emma Godfrey, Erica Rao, Jared Aarons, Kelsey Bock, Kourtney Wong, Loretta Wen, Matthew Tadros, Miha, Paulus, Sarah Waxman, Traci Lew, Wendy Tran, Lily
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  • Poptart Fuzz
    Poptart Fuzz  11 minutes back


    My brain: *don't cry you stupid fucking closeted gay*

    • Gäćhã Ãéśthëtíćš
      Gäćhã Ãéśthëtíćš  47 minutes back

      Eugene.. You are AMAZING! You’re sexuality is free! YOU be YOU! I am a PROUD pansexual and you have the most amazing personality, looks, humor, I could go on for DAYS! I will NOT discriminate upon you because YOU have YOUR rights and YOU deserve all the good you receive! I wish you the best of luck in your life!

      • Jayla 🧚🏾‍♀️

        i like how eugene also made it about the community as a whole and himself, even the background characters are diverse and it’s just like wow?????

        • GraciePawz
          GraciePawz  2 hours back

          That scene where he was beaten... I cried then. It felt so real, hit so close to home.. ❤️

          • kissmysass215
            kissmysass215  2 hours back

            Full body chills

            • Anonym Anonym
              Anonym Anonym  2 hours back

              Damnthis video is powerful

              • Anti Root Drone 51314
                Anti Root Drone 51314  2 hours back

                To prevent suicide and to not waste money, go to Lord Jesus Christ for healing. You shall be reborned.

                • weaselbees
                  weaselbees  4 hours back

                  i know this isn’t brand new but this is my first time seeing it. i knew he was gay but im kinda new to the try guys and just never watched it. can i just say i sobbed. im bi and trans and this hit close to home, i wish you the best eugene <3

                  • Cindy Williams
                    Cindy Williams  8 hours back

                    Thank you for this video. It’s amazing!
                    I’m not gay but I am trans. Still tells the same story

                    • where's the lamb sauce
                      where's the lamb sauce  8 hours back

                      i almost cried, this was beautiful-

                      • tragicallyy MC
                        tragicallyy MC  8 hours back

                        Why is Eugene in drag prettier than me even tho I'm a girl 😑

                        • Jay Que
                          Jay Que  12 hours back

                          i love u take on the here and now; IS THIS THE LIFE OF SUPPER HEROS!! I SAY YES!

                          • Jay Que
                            Jay Que  12 hours back

                            the laughter, the scorn, the rejection and that's just from the family, it's like coming out all over out again.

                            • I watch Anime
                              I watch Anime  15 hours back

                              *sad Eugene crush noises*

                              • Amanda Knowles
                                Amanda Knowles  15 hours back

                                2:06 That lift looked effortless 😍

                                • Random Bi Girl •.•
                                  Random Bi Girl •.•  15 hours back

                                  I’m bi and I have a question. Why the hell are there sooo many lgtq music videos, anthems and songs but only one bi song/anthem. And that song is really inappropriate

                                  • Blue Berry
                                    Blue Berry  16 hours back

                                    IDK if I'm gay yet

                                    • Keelyn Melican
                                      Keelyn Melican  17 hours back

                                      Ok this is so extra but I’m Here for it

                                      • Lizzie Wilson
                                        Lizzie Wilson  17 hours back

                                        I can't explain with words yet i feel i understand the video. I'm shocked i watched the entire video Eugene it was beautiful.

                                        • Luis Ruiz
                                          Luis Ruiz  17 hours back

                                          Like if it weren’t obvious from a mile away lol

                                          • Maansi
                                            Maansi  17 hours back

                                            Eff... I had a crush on him

                                            • Ispeakjapaneseジャスミン

                                              Please support him.

                                              Eugene is kinda lonely and I don’t see a lot of videos with his friends other than the try guys :(

                                              • Zemadara
                                                Zemadara  19 hours back

                                                Anyone take note of all the symbolism in the video?

                                                • Venus Flytrap
                                                  Venus Flytrap  19 hours back

                                                  Am I the only one who already knew?

                                                  • Tom Donovan
                                                    Tom Donovan  22 hours back


                                                    • ¡ Jupiter !
                                                      ¡ Jupiter !  23 hours back

                                                      Just for your enjoyment,

                                                      Scene 1 (Red)- Eugene's childhood they act the as their parents do, seen in the imitations. The Mother and Dad both have and influence on them. Eugene as seen goes more with his Mom and sister.
                                                      I'm guessing Eugene tried his mother's makeup and his Father didn't like that.

                                                      Scene 2 (Orange)- Church. Ah yes, Church the thing that makes LGBTQIA+ members feel trashy.Back then, churches were not as open to LGBTQIA+ members as they are today. Eugene felt as if he was an outcast for liking boys, so he hides it away. He hears what they say in church about being gay. He feels very guilty now.

                                                      Scene 3 (Yellow)- To distract himself from the fact that he was gay, he gets a girlfriend. Many gay people do this, as they think it'll turn them straight. It won't. Eugene feels guilty because he doesn't really love the woman. He goes off with a man. The woman doesn't like this she tries to get him back but she just can't.

                                                      Scene 4 (Green)- Eugene finally finds a community where he is accepted for who he is. He gets into drag and stuff. He loves what he's doing and feels accepted for the first time in his life. This quickly ends as he is drifted away from his little community. His safety bubble, you could say.

                                                      Scene 5 (Blue)- Discrimination. As you may now many people back then hated gays. Some people still do. It's horrible. Eugene in this case gets beat up and left alone. He's hurt and just wants to be accepted. His mother and brother accept him ans seen but his sister and father don't. This results in fights.

                                                      Scene 6 (Purple/Indigo?)- Fights, again. Some people accept him and love him, others don't. There's problems with his community and with his sexuality. But finally Eugene learns to ingnore it and be himself. He loves himself. He's happy at last.

                                                      Keep in mind this only what I saw this as to me. I'm sorry if any of this is wrong. Keep in mind, if you are gay or any part of the LGBTQIA+ society, your okay.
                                                      Your perfect and all the crap people will say doesn't matter. You are you. If you haven't come out yet like me, it's okay. Take your time. If your family/friends don't accept you their wrong. You are perfect. Please don't end your life or think badly about yourself for being gay or harassed. If you feel bad, talk to someone. There will always be somebody, at least one person that will accept and love you. please consider donating to any LGBTQIA+ society as it helps a lot. If you aren't gay that's fine too. Just don't harass other people for not being like you. Try to help LGBTQIA+ people as they will appreciate it. Try to save at least one life. Thank you for reading this, have a nice day.

                                                      • adhi wiradnyana
                                                        adhi wiradnyana  23 hours back


                                                        • ¡ Jupiter !
                                                          ¡ Jupiter !  23 hours back

                                                          This was the best year ever. Dan came out, Phil came out, and Eugene came out? Damn-

                                                          • 1 frame per sec
                                                            1 frame per sec  24 hours back

                                                            Everything about Eugene is so beautiful, especially the fits man

                                                            • Wahid Dino
                                                              Wahid Dino  1 days back

                                                              Can't believe he's gay.

                                                              • Sjeune
                                                                Sjeune  1 days back

                                                                i have the upmost respect for your story and the story you tell for others. As a straight man, I find your courage inspiring and believe you will be a strong motivation for others.

                                                                • villads
                                                                  villads  1 days back

                                                                  forza horizon 4 music?? idk

                                                                  • bravelbex
                                                                    bravelbex  1 days back

                                                                    this is a visual masterpiece.

                                                                    • Carina Leite
                                                                      Carina Leite  1 days back

                                                                      Now THAT’S how you do a coming out video

                                                                      • Mr. Cat
                                                                        Mr. Cat  1 days back

                                                                        WHY ARE THERE 60K DISLIKES!

                                                                        • Max Violet
                                                                          Max Violet  1 days back

                                                                          You have got to be shitting me right now

                                                                          • inertia _Oudrey
                                                                            inertia _Oudrey  1 days back

                                                                            Anyone else seen jazzmyn?

                                                                            • Rain Leyba
                                                                              Rain Leyba  1 days back

                                                                              Why do I love this so much

                                                                              • Rain Leyba
                                                                                Rain Leyba  1 days back

                                                                                If I could watch one video for the rest of my life it would be this like it just has a pull on me

                                                                                • Rain Leyba
                                                                                  Rain Leyba  1 days back

                                                                                  Ok the people that disliked and dumb or they just don't appreciate art like I love this.

                                                                                  • Ivan
                                                                                    Ivan  1 days back

                                                                                    I have been binge watching this, this is so beautiful and powerful all at the same time

                                                                                    • Blue- Beary
                                                                                      Blue- Beary  2 days back

                                                                                      I think we knew that for at least 4 years now.

                                                                                      • milkyrib
                                                                                        milkyrib  2 days back

                                                                                        This is one of my favorite things ever. Bravo Eugene

                                                                                        • CoCo Hanson
                                                                                          CoCo Hanson  2 days back

                                                                                          I watched this once, when it first came out. I didn’t pay too much attention, I think it was because I was a little shocked that Eugene was Gay because he always seemed to be the “manliest” out of the group. Then, I watched it again tonight...Holy shit, what a touching video! I had a major crush on Eugene before this and now...I think he is 1,000 times hotter gay or not! ❤️😭

                                                                                          • Morning Song Stewart-Rabbit

                                                                                            *im sister sobbing*

                                                                                            • Jeffrey Kassir
                                                                                              Jeffrey Kassir  2 days back

                                                                                              Normies: Mom I’m gay
                                                                                              Eugene, an intellectual:

                                                                                              • Scared Catto
                                                                                                Scared Catto  2 days back

                                                                                                I thought he was bi. Now I'm sad. But I support him. I'm still sad.

                                                                                                • SirGiraffe and SirTurtleTaco

                                                                                                  Coming out gay is very difficult for some people, and it takes a lot of guts and bravery. His moves are so elegant and graceful and coveys his feelings so emotionally. Each step closer to explaining is complex array of thoughts. Each thought is significant and beautiful which expresses through the music. Each of these elements are so passionate and sincere. What a beautiful power to have. To love. We love you Eugene!❤️❤️