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BBC1 'THAT GAY SHOW' - SEPTEMBER 8, 2002
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KEY: K = Kristian, M = Mark, R = Reece

Section 1 - Interview with Mark

K: You're filming a new series of The League of Gentlemen…
M: Yes.
K:
… and today, I saw you have a new female friend. Who is she?
M: She's called Tish… erm… Leticia Lucas. She's actually an old character, and she features in the…er…live show. And she's a fag hag.

[Insert of Tish/Phill from series 3]

K: Now, you're a gay guy yourself…
M:
Me? No, I'm not, no!
K:
No, go on, there you go! Do you think that gives an insight into, kind of, developing characters sometimes, that maybe the other guys don't have?
M:
Erm… I don't know, to be honest…
K:
I mean, you're playing a gay character today, aren't you?
M:
Mm, I am, yeah.
K:
So do you think, "I can push this, this far?"
M:
Well, no, I suppose if I feel anything, it's actually to make this character in no way clichéd. He says, dressing like this! [Phill's series 3 outfit] [Both laugh] Do you know what I mean?
K:
Of course, you've never seen a stereotyped gay man dressed like this.
M:
Well, I don't think it is, I think I try very carefully. I get to keep these clothes, I like them!
K:
Where would you go if you were going to go out tonight, dressed like that?
M:
I would probably ask you out, Kristian!
K:
Oh, do you know, I mean… The Sanderson Hotel, The Savoy? I mean, I dunno, where would you go like that? Maybe GAY?
M:
You think so?
K:
I think possibly that would be…
M:
Well, I tell you what, certainly not fucking Camden Town! [Laughs]

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Section 2 - Interview with Reece

K: Do you ever worry about offending people? I mean, you know, coz some people always miss the joke?
R: Yeah.
K: Like the gay character Herr Lipp?
R: Yeah yeah yeah, paedophile…
K: Do you think some gay guys sit there and think, "That's so outrageous, I'm not like that."
R: Yeah. [Insert from Herr Lipp series 2] We always think that there's a get-out clause, coz it's the character that just is… like Bernice, the vicar I do that's really just absolutely horrible, and says horrible things about everyone. [Does the voice] Disabled people are arrogant! I mean, how do you get away with that? But you see, it's her opinion, it's that kind of… you know, I just think that we justify it through…
K: Disassociation.
R: Disassociation, yeah.
K: It wasn't me, it was the character.
R: Yeah, it's not me!
R: I didn't say a thing!

[Insert of Tubbs and Edward, series 2]

K: I'm sorry, I still think you've gotta be slightly twisted and sick to come up with some of those characters.
R: Erm… [laughs] The answer is yes. I don't know really. I think, people think we are, as a group of people, quite normal in real life.
K: You're quite normal?
K: Yeah. But I think the odd thing about us is that we are normal. Coz, you know, we know quite a few showbizzy friends…famous… not really, but we do a little bit, and they're all weird, and quite odd, and I think that our madness is in our work.

Transcribed by Nat



 

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