“It’s not a story about him coming out, it’s not a story about him trying to find acceptance for his sexuality. It’s just Ethan coming into himself wholly, fully, and in an environment that is ready to support him,” Jaboukie said.
As always, representation matters and seeing someone like Ethan in a Disney movie is incredible. “I think it would have been dope if I could have seen this as a kid,” Jaboukie told the outlet. “Knowing that I could be a part of that for somebody else, that’s beautiful.”