Julie shows Alan and his bandmates to the set. Danny and Melissa are in an office or something, and Danny says the kids are annoying him, because they asked if he was looking at a gay website. I'm immature like Julie, so I probably would have answered, "Yeah, and there were pictures of you on there," because it would have freaked the little Mormons out. I should explain that I have some residual bitterness towards Mormons because my next-door neighbors are Mormon and they are really, really annoying and loud, and they don't take good care of their dogs. In an interview, Danny says the kids have never been "exposed to gay people" and they "definitely believe the stereotypes." Danny doesn't want them to say they are cool with him, but not his sexuality. Also, one of the boys (and we see a shot of black-shirt Dan, so I guess it was him) wanted to know how Danny's parents felt about it, and said that he might disown a gay child. Melissa says that you can't preface every statement with, "No offense against you, but homosexuality is..." True. Really, if you're going to start a sentence with "No offense, but...", you're probably going to offend someone. So either decide that you don't care, or just don't say the sentence at all. Starting it that way isn't going to make it less offensive. Melissa says she knows what Danny is talking about, like "You're pretty cool...for a black girl." Danny shares, "You're pretty normal...for a gay guy." See, that's the problem with these kids going to BYU: they'll never have the opportunity to be a minority, and thus perhaps empathize with how it feels. Melissa thinks it's sad that one kid thought it would be normal to be disowned. In an interview, Danny says that he wants to come off as a strong person, but at the same time, he finds himself wanting to "strangle them." Then, he demonstrates a strangling motion. Hee! Yeah, definitely on the Danny train this week.
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