I educated them, and I wanted our relationship to keep growing. I wanted to be able to share with them what I was going through." "I had been doing summer stock every summer while I was in college.We did a showcase, like most good conservatories do - monologues and things that agents and casting directors come to see.
At 11 or 12 I started sort of clarifying for myself. Coming out to them was sort of coming out to myself."I told my close friends and my parents when I was 16," he says.And then he did something else: Unlike most gay actors, he never bothered to go back into the closet."I had a conversation recently with these gay movie producers about how in Hollywood pretty much everybody behind the scenes is out. In a way, it just seems like it's too late for established actors to come out, because they've been part of the illusion, this mass manipulation, for too long." The machinery is still grinding away, says Harrison. A., people's publicists package them with other people to create the appearance of a relationship they call the press and say, 'Be outside this restaurant at this time and you'll see this actor and that actress, and they're together.' Once you're caught up in that, you're fucked." "How many people have done what Randy's done?" asks Ron Cowen, the co-executive producer, with Daniel Lipman, of QAF. Queer As Folk, for the uninitiated, shows a particular slice of gay culture: the sex-crazed, club-hopping milieu.