Ben's studying in a pretty chair on a cheap set. His front door has shitty, fake locks and no peephole. It also opens on the wrong side, I think. Michael enters, but doesn't lock the door behind him. They exchange "hey"s. Michael says he didn't know that anybody wrote in longhand anymore. Ben says that a computer is fine for some things, but that when he wants the words to just "flow," he prefers using a pen and paper. Michael's all, "That's so beautiful," like he's tripping balls. He just said the word "flow," Mike. Michael tells Ben he wishes he could be that eloquent, especially now, when he wants to apologize for taking off. He asks if he can get a drink. He stalls by getting a beer and then walking around the set to the other side of the stage. He says he knows Ben doesn't like dwelling on the past, but sometimes the past won't let you move on. He says that he's always had some lingering feelings about Brian. Ben asks what kind of feelings. "Friendship feelings," Michael says. "Love feelings." Ben just wants to know if Michael's had "sexual feelings" for Brian. Fuck love. Do you want to fuck him? Michael says that nothing has happened, and nothing ever will. Ben walks over to Michael and says it bothered Michael that Ben knew Brian in a way that Michael doesn't, and that Brian knows Ben in a way that Michael does. Ben thanks Michael for telling him. "I had to," Michael says. "I love you." That's it? That's a fight? Relationships seem much easier if you're a gay man on this show. Have a problem? Just say what it is and everything's better. Want to fuck someone else? Go ahead. Want to kiss someone else? Go ahead. Want to use your friends, mistreating them and taking them for granted? Do it as many times as you like. Ben says it's okay that Michael loves Brian. He says that sometimes people love people forever. "It doesn't mean we can't love each other." Uh, wow. Can you imagine anyone saying that to you? Ben's got to have a husband somewhere. Ben and Michael kiss and hug. Michael daydreams about Brian. He looks up and sees Brian walk out through the unlocked, non-peepholed door with no bottom lock on the doorknob. Ben notices Michael's hallucination, but doesn't comment, since everyone's quiet around the crazy people on this show. They kiss again.
Queer as Folk U.S.
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Queer as Folk U.S.