Zac Efron Jumps for GQ


Fresh from having his toes nibbled by Jason Sudeikis, Zac Efron continues his promotional blitz with a visit to the cover of GQ and this inside shot of the actor as a shirtless flag.

The profile touches briefly on how High School Musical exists in the closet:

"And the weird thing is that this, basically, ironically, is the plot of the movie that made Efron who he is today. High School Musical is about a young man struggling to choose between high school sports and the temptation of musical theater, and finding the courage to do something his buddies think is totally gay, except it’s a Disney movie and therefore it takes place in a universe where being gay does not exist, so Troy’s buddies just say things like 'You ever think LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal auditioned for their school musical?'

“'It was the worst possible thing you could do in high school,' Efron agrees. 'Kids who are in musical theater tend to be self-confident in a quirky kind of way, and when kids who are really self-conscious see somebody doing that kind of thing, they try to bring them down. I used to do random things, man. When I was a kid? I dyed my hair silver, to look like SisQó in the 'Thong Song' video. I just didn’t give a fuck. I didn’t care.'”

Cover image, AFTER THE JUMP...