Gus Fring, the enigmatic and successful drug lord and fast food restaurant owner of Los Pollos Hermanos from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” played by none other than Giancarlo Esposito, has been the subject of much speculation over the years, including his sexual orientation. So Is Gus Fring Gay?
Is Gus Fring Gay?
Despite the character’s lack of personal information beyond his criminal activities, “Breaking Bad” provided hints about Gus’s life, such as his grudge against the cartel for killing his business partner Max Arciniega.
However, it wasn’t until “Better Call Saul” season 6 that fans received definitive proof of Gus’s sexuality. In the episode “Fun & Games,” Gus visits a wine bar and interacts with a staff member named David.
Throughout the scene, Gus is shown to be hypnotized by David’s conversation and even purchased an expensive bottle of wine based on a story David told him. This scene confirms Gus’s romantic attraction to David and solidifies the fan theory that he was in love with Max before his death.
While it is still unclear whether or not Gus and Max were romantically involved before “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad,” the wine bar scene provides strong evidence of Gus’s sexual orientation. Regardless, Gustavo Fring remains one of the most fascinating and captivating characters in television history, and fans will likely continue to speculate about his personal life for years to come.