Nico Tortorella has been an outspoken advocate for the gender non-binary experience, coming out as genderfluid in 2017 and preferring the pronouns them/they to be used when addressing them. So when Tortorella was asked to be on Lip Sync Battle this week against fellow Younger star Molly Bernard, Tortorella made sure to have producers shine a light on their experience as a gender non-conforming person… and did they deliver!
Tortorella got up in the gig as Ariana Grande for one of their battles, for a performance of the singer’s hit song “God is a Woman.” Tortorella, wearing a sky high pony tail and thigh high golden boots, was joined by RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Jessica Wild, Ongina, Morgan McMichaels and Mariah Balenciaga, adding some extra glamour and glitter to the already dazzling production number.
Tortorella got sky high themselves by the end of the song, riding some sort of silhouette of a woman that was holstered up above the stage.
They ended up winning the night, and donating their $10,000 cash prize to the Trans Law Center, an organization that “does what it takes to keep trans and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.”
On Instagram, Tortorella wrote of the experience: