I was out way before I did the show and never thought I’d be interviewed or on TV.
’ It was so hard to come out and such a good thing to do, especially the nature of the show was all about this.Growing up, I didn’t have many people who were out, so it was important for me to be one of those people if I ever had the chance.” Harrison is amazed by the recent amount of change that’s happened since “Queer” and hopeful, but says he and his cast members “joke about how we’re the black sheep of gayness because we never get mentioned like ‘Will and Grace’ or ‘Ellen.’ Everybody seems to ignore the fact that we ever happened.The New York casting director hadn’t even marked my tape for the show’s producers to watch, but they accidentally somehow saw it and said, ‘This is the guy.’ “They flew me out twice.I didn’t do well in that showcase and was doing theater in St. I had never been and thought it was all a fluke, but a chance to visit LA for free, and somehow I booked it.Every once in a while people pay to do these events where we all do meet-and-greets with fans, so we see each other once a year doing that.
Our fan base is intense, not what was back then when we’d do crazy tours at Tower Records with DVDs, such a scene, but a lot of Europeans come, from the showings over there.
Saved under Around Town, Nightlife, Music & Dance, Theater Tags: Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan, Randy Harrison, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, Gretchen Cryer, Nancy Ford, Chad Beguelin, Harbor, Primary Stages, Queer As Folk, Gale Harold, Kathleen Marshall BY DAVID NOH | Randy Harrison is forever burned into the consciousness of a gay generation for playing Justin Taylor, the ultimate irresistibly innocent twink on the groundbreaking TV series “Queer as Folk.” Since that show wrapped in 2005, he’s carved out a solid theatrical career for himself in New York and regionally, and is now appearing in Chad Beguelin’s play “Harbor” for Primary Stages (59E59 Theaters, 59 E. My estranged sister shows up with her teenaged daughter I haven’t seen in over 10 years, and our cozy system is sort of shattered. I’d read the script a few years when they did it out of town and I loved it, so when the audition came around I said, ‘I know this part!
Meeting him, I had to ask where he kept his Dorian Gray portrait because damn! I’m a struggling writer, sort of kept by my successful architect husband, and I’ve run away from an abusive, white trash past.
What I've learned most while working on Queer as Folk has come really indirectly, less from playing Justin Taylor than from dealing with press, corporations, advertisers, the gay community, and fans of the show.
I've learned the necessity of constantly realigning your perspective and the importance of standing up for yourself and being constantly aware that people are going to skew and censor you...
I don’t know why.” The show was also far bolder in sexual content than those others, and, indeed, more so than anything being done on network TV today, which favors gays being sexless, snappy wisecrackers and parents over them seen nude and lip-locked.