"You Play the Perfect Little Faggot"

Last night we were rehearsing Laundromat, the short film I'm in, at the location we'll actually be shooting at. We ran our lines and blocked out scenes while patrons did their laundry and tried to ignore us.

Halfway through the evening, a big guy in a wheelchair rolled up to me politely and said, "You play the perfect little faggot!"

We all kind of froze, unsure of how to respond. After all, he meant that as a compliment.

What I wanted to say back was, "You play the perfect fat homophobic crippled bastard." ...But Thai people are a kind and gentle people. So I said, "Thank you," and he rolled away.

I actually have no additional commentary about this. Just: This is America.

6 comments:

  1. At least he didn't tag on "Five dolla suckee suckkee" to the end of that.

    Just keeping it in perspective.

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  2. Maybe he didn't mean it pejoratively, like your liberal use of the word 'whore.'

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  3. You should have put on your best butch voice and said, "Yo, thanks, bra." Not for any reason other than that it would have amused me.

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  4. Diablo8/24/2007

    I think we can all agree that there were SO many opportunities for delicious comebacks there...nice display of willpower and/or Thai gentility!

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  5. i can't think of a thing to say...i'm laughing too hard

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  6. I forgot to write that what I objected to was the use of the word "play." Who's playing? This is me! Oh snap!

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