Nate Jacobs is a star quarterback at East Highland High School in the American teen drama TV series “Euphoria”, portrayed by actor Jacob Elordi. The character is famous for his looks, social status, and uncontrolled temper, which he uses to hide his real emotions. Despite being like Prince Charming outside of the book, Nate’s character is speculated to be gay.
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Nate Jacobs’ Back Story
Nate is the son of Marsha and Cal Jacobs. His father is well known and wealthy as he owns all the apartment buildings past Kemper in town. When he was 11, he came across a collection of recordings that were extremely graphic showing his father engaging in some hook-ups with young men and transwomen. This could be the reason why Nate grew up with anger issues and a twisted perception of sex.
Nate Jacobs is manipulative, intelligent with physical abilities, making him terrifying and a threat to everybody. He was in an abusive relationship with Maddy Perez and Cassie Howard. He also developed this obsession-like feeling with Jules Vaughn after he saw her in one of his father’s videos. He started catfishing her. He created an account in Gryndr with the nickname ‘ShyGuy118’, who later on introduced himself as Tyler. He then connects with Jules, who was also in the app. He made her send nudes that he could use to blackmail her in the future. His initial intention was to protect his father, Cal. They started to exchange messages, making Jules fall in love with him.
At the carnival, Tyler asked Jules to meet him at the lake. He started professing his romantic connection to her. He kissed her and then put his thumb inside her mouth just like how his father did to Jules in the video. When Jules asked him to stop, he then dropped the act. He threatens Jules that he’ll go to the police with her nudes and be registered as a sex offender, not unless she doesn’t say anything about Cal. Despite Nate blackmailing and threatening her, Jules grows an attraction to Nate’s ‘Tyler’ persona.
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Even though Nate Jacobs has been involved with several women in the series, why do fans still doubt his sexuality? Do they have reasons to think as such? Is Nate from Euphoria gay? Let’s find out.
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Nate Jacobs’ True Sexuality
Nate seems to have real romantic feelings for Jules. He kept on following her and even watching her house at night, staring at her. This is where the fans start to question Nate’s real sexuality. Jules is a transwoman. It may sound complicated and toxic, but Nate’s attraction to Jules is definitely not gay. It is a heterosexual attraction. As seen on screen, Nate’s attraction has only been with women.
Last season, Maddy, who was his then girlfriend, saw some dick pictures on Nate’s phone and there’s still no explanation for that. He may be collecting photos from the app he’s in for other reasons. We can see that his attraction to women is genuine. So maybe he’s bisexual or fluid. It could be that his attractions are crooked by his relationship with his father.
Is Nate from Euphoria Gay?
Nate’s sexuality was never directly discussed in the series. Fans, however, started to question his sexuality when he was involved with Jules, a transwoman. This makes things a little complicated. But since transwomen were deemed as women, that doesn’t make him a gay, right? You be the judge.