Former MTV Star Comes Out as Gay, Musto Reports

By Lucas Grindley

Originally published on Advocate.com April 11 2012 4:42 PM ET

A young actor best remembered for an MTV series about a teenager who is anatomically gifted is coming out, according to The Village Voice.

Michael Musto reports that 23-year-old Paul Iacono, who starred in The Hard Times of RJ Berger, is gay and will talk about it for the first time in an interview with the Voice. (RELATED: Photos of Paul Iacono)

The Hard Times
ran for two seasons on MTV and told the story of a high school sophomore who becomes popular because of his abnormally large penis. In the second season episode "Steamy Surprise," RJ discovers that Max (played by Jayson Blair), a popular jock and bully on the show, is secretly gay when he sees him in the locker room showers making out with another guy. RJ is in love with the girl Max was dating but still promises he won't tell anyone until Max is ready to come out. (Eventually, RJ does tell that one girl, Jenny.)

Check out an old trailer for the show to evoke memories of Iacono.