- Feb 4, 2004
I have never watched Banana but watched episode 1 of that today off the back of enjoying this. I'm enjoying that so far. Obviously very different tone, but works for me!
What I’m finding weird is the amount of straight people that I know who keep asking me about the programme. Like, cause I’m gay, I am the person to discuss it with. Only last night, a friend’s wife who I don’t know that well DM’d me saying “watching it’s a sin, didn’t realise it was so bad”. Like I’m supposed to have an opinion on that for her.
It’s kind of stereotyping that because I’m gay I have to engage with it and, though it doesn’t upset me or anything, it’s just odd.
I was initially confused why Keeley Hawes took the role but Episode 5 made her reasons abundantly clear. The highlight for me was Richie's "We had so much fun" monologue. The mortgage questions scene was an eye opener.
I doubt my parents would watch but might be wrong
I would LOVE for my parents to watch it. But unfortunately those old Conservative values would come straight in during the first 15 minutes when affronted by graphic scenes of young men being fucked up the arse while giving monologues to camera and they'd likely say it was 'unnecessary'. If any generation NEEDS to see this though, it's theirs. To finally hear the truth of all the misinformation that they STILL believe about HIV and AIDS.