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Huge‘s Token Awkward Queer Kid Finds a Straight Jock Buddy

Huge, ABC Family’s summer teen series about kids at fat camp that stars David Hasselhoff’s daughter, of course includes an awkward gay kid. His name is Alistair (read his blog here!), and even his twin sister is embarrassed to be around him. But on last night’s episode, the queer kid finally got in with the cool kids. (Spoilers ahead.)

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Played by Harvey Guillen, Alistair has struggled with fitting in, showering in front of other people, and yes, his queerness. And on Spirit Quest, the campers’ journey into the woods to find themselves or something, he decides to choose “Athena” as his spirit name. Yes, it’s a girl’s name — that’s the point. But when he’s involuntarily paired with the camp’s straight “cool jock,” who hates being branded as the cool jock, he finds a kindred spirit. And the last person you’d think would be an ally to Alistair becomes just that.