"We See the Potential, Too, and We All Want It to Be The Best It Can Be"
SL: Oh, really.
C: And, since that's kind of the mission of the site, I was like, okay. Thanks.
SL: [Laughs] Yeah. Thank for your input.
C: But other than that, they're just really happy that [Queer As Folk is] here.
[Following this was a discussion of why the site changed its name, and how it reminded Scott of Elvis Costello's song, "Town Without Pity." Then I had to admit that I admire Elvis Costello but I'm not familiar with any of his stuff other than "Veronica," which is the one song of his that Mr. Costello is known to hate. Scott only gave me a little shit about that, and not even my mastery of Crowded House's catalog stopped me from looking like a dork.]
C: Okay. More questions. I should probably ask you about [being questioned about being gay], but you've pretty much covered that in the past. [Scott was interviewed by a magazine a few weeks ago, in which he was quoted as "making sure to point out" that he was straight, which he didn't. He wrote a letter to the editor to about it. The letter basically said (a) it doesn't matter, and (b) if someone thinks he's gay when they watch the show, then, duh, he's done his job.]
C: Yeah. Sorry about that.
SL: Who cares?
C: Yeah, seriously. Dude, it's art. It's acting. It's the-ah-tah!
SL: Yeah, you know? I heard just the other day, from the scene that I mentioned that Gale and I just shot where Ted and Brian have a heart-to-heart at Woody's? I heard through the grapevine that one of the producers had spoken to the directors and asked, "Um, were they really drunk that night?" [In snotty British voice] "My dear sir, we call that acting." Thank you for the compliment, but no, I don't have to drink alcohol to act like I'm drunk. [Laughs]
C: Me, neither.
SL: Yeah, I go through life that way.
C: Yeah. Don't I wish.
SL: I don't need help slurring my words.
C: Me, neither!
SL: It's just a natural speech pattern.
C: Exactly. Okay, then, so is there anything else you'd like to tell us before I wrap this up?
SL: Nope, just uh, keep watching the show. Keep it up. Keep on keeping on, brothers and sisters.
C: Great. Thanks, Scott.