23 April 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We're fast approaching the 10-year anniversary of the release of Mean Girls, the Tina Fey-penned teen comedy that became a touchstone of humor and angst for countless fans. Maybe you related to Cady Heron's confusion over the cruel nature of high school cliques. Maybe you wanted to be one The Plastics, with perfect skin and rules on when it's okay to wear pink (Wednesdays) or sweatpants (only on Fridays). Maybe you cheered for Janis Ian and her reckless sense of rebellion. Or maybe you looked to Damian, Janis's openly gay best friend, and saw a source of inspiration. It turns out the character proved to be just that for Daniel Franzese, the then closested actor who played him. Though onscreen Franzese was completely convincing as an out and proud high school student, in real-life he was petrified of making his sexual orientation public. But he has recently followed in »

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