"We See the Potential, Too, and We All Want It to Be The Best It Can Be"
C: [Laughs] I'm so glad that you said that and I didn't.
SL: I thought I'd save you.
C: Yeah. Thanks.
SL: And since then, it's only grown to where we've done this DVD tour, and it's overwhelming, it's shocking, and it always continues to amaze me. And every place we've gone for these events, the stores say, "We haven't had this kind of turn-out since Madonna. We haven't had this kind of turn-out since *NSync." Or what have you. And that it's reached that kind of status in a year is pretty phenomenal. Especially because Showtime doesn't seem to get their props out there for the show. So, it's been kind of a double-edged sword for them, because they know that the numbers they're getting for the show are maybe about half of who's actually watching it. Because they know that some people are taping it and giving it to people that they know. Every gay bar in town is playing the show, some of them with illegal feeds...all this kind of stuff. So it's really hard to tell. It's not until you get to these events, the signings, where it really hits you in the face. I mean, you know, when I was in Minneapolis for the signing at the Mall of America, there were two thousand people there, and it's just crazy!
C: Two thousand?
SL: We were there for like, four hours plus, signing stuff. It's just remarkable. And you can't help getting excited about that. And, yeah, it definitely pumps you up to keep things going and try to do the best job you can. But it's constantly overwhelming and it scares me a little in some ways, too. I don't want to get too emotional here --
C: Don't get vulnerable!
SL: It's weird. It's weird to be part of it, because you know, I'm just, "Actor Guy." And, to be part of something that's sort of a phenomenon is odd for me. I kind of never quite thought that was going to happen. And it's a little intimidating in some ways.