Back at the loft, the camera zooms in on Brian's face while he's sniffing (?) a popper. His eyes roll back in his head. I still have no idea what's going on, just sitting here thinking this is what Brian does on his nights off from tricking. Camera cuts to a shot of Brian's butt, panning over to his side, so we can see that he's obviously jerking off. His eyes roll back into his head. Yada, yada. He opens his eyes and sees a blurry, jerky image of Michael running to him. Blurry image of Michael reaching up for something. And, plop! Brian and Michael fall to the floor. And Camper goes, "Ohhhh! That's what Brian's doing. That's very dangerous. Brian shouldn't do that." Brian and Mike start screaming at each other, "What the fuck are you doing?" "What the fuck are you doing?" Mike says he came over because he wondered why Brian wasn't at the party. Brian's like, what party? Brian's such an asshole. Mike knows Brian knew there was a farewell party. Brian says that he was giving himself a birthday present: "The best fucking orgasm of my life." Brian is also pathetic. I mean, seriously. Mike screams that Brian could have gotten killed. Hanging himself? Jerking off? On drugs? Brilliant. Brian snorts, "Well, that wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen. Go out in a blaze of glory. Like Cobain? James Dean? Hendrix. They're all legends. They'll always be young." ["No mention of Michael Hutchence, who reportedly died doing exactly what Brian was doing?" -- Wing Chun] (a) Yeah, and they'll always be thought of, with a shake of the head, as men who wasted their talent; (b) I doubt sincerely that, up and down Liberty Avenue, Brian Kinney's death by orgasm would be met by anything other than snickers and crude jokes. "Legend." Whatever. Mike reminds Brian that he's the one who'll get the call from Brian's cleaning lady when she finds him with a permanent hard-on. Brian yells at Mike for always "ruining everything!" Mike screams that he's saving Brian, just like some other comic-book character saved Captain Astro when he thought he'd lost his superpowers. He might have had me if he'd made an X-Men reference. Brian calls Mike pathetic. Mike, still feeling the power of his newly installed spine, snaps that Brian's the one who's pathetic: "Don't you know that you still have your powers? And you always will. Whether you're eighteen, or you're thirty, or you're fifty, or you're a hundred!" I gotta tell you, working on his ego is definitely the way I'd try to snap some sense into Brian. Mike continues, "You'll always be young, and you'll always be beautiful. You're Brian Kinney, for fuck's sake!" And then Mike grabs him by the face and kisses him and hugs him. Have you guys seen that episode of Friends with Susan Sarandon, where she teaches Joey how to kiss on television? And she tells him that you grasp whoever you're kissing by the face, so the audience focuses on you, instead of them? That's exactly how Mike kisses Brian. Tension on the set, maybe?
Queer as Folk U.S.
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Queer as Folk U.S.