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I think we’d be lying if we said we didn’t feel frightened, it’s about capturing that person — you’re not quite putting a face to it ’cause he’s wearing a mask — really saying, ‘hey, this exists.’ You’re not thinking about yourself, you’re thinking about the vulnerable people who are walking the streets of Rio and might not know this man is walking right by them or he might just run them over in his car.
If I was still closeted I wouldn’t be making this show, and let’s think about how much that limits people, or limits people of all minorities who are not given opportunities to create work, we do a job that’s about telling stories — obviously it’s becoming clear that we can’t just be telling stories about one group of people. People need to have opportunity; that’s what’s going to make the whole industry grow and blossom. As a person who’s involved with it and as a person who’s an audience member, I really hope that starts to happen.
When we’re hearing a lot of the political rhetoric we’re hearing right now, hopefully the show can say ‘hey, that’s not a little soundbite.’ If we’re in any way perpetuating a society that discriminates and treats people unfairly and doesn’t strive toward true equality, you cause a lot of harm in people’s lives, and a lot of pain and a lot of difficulty, i hope the show maybe can help connect people to that, whether it’s members of the community or straight allies, or people who aren’t allies. I’ve learned so much making this show and feel so humbled by how much I’ve learned and the people I’ve met, so I hope that’s something we can maybe offer.