So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to USA Today’s David Oliver about Netflix’s queer romcom Single All the Way. Here's an excerpt from our interview:
BuzzFeed Daily: So, David, you wrote a piece about Single All the Way for USA Today and we wanted to have you on to talk about it. In the last few years, Hollywood has finally started making some content created by and centered around queer people. This includes holiday movies like last year's Happiest Season and The Christmas House. In your opinion, how do you think Single All the Way stands out in the queer holiday pantheon?
BuzzFeed Daily: This movie is also special, because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Philemon Chambers, who plays one of the leads, is the first Black actor to star in a queer holiday rom-com. Plus, all three gay male leads are played by gay men, and the movie was written by a gay man. While this might sound like a normal thing for a gay film, it's not that common. So how do you think that added to this film?
BuzzFeed Daily: You actually got to speak to a few members of the cast about their experience working on the movie. Did they share any insight about what it meant to them to be able to tell this story?
BuzzFeed Daily: So it's time to talk about Jennifer Coolidge, who has been described as a gay icon. You know, the screenwriter Chad Hodge actually wrote the role of Sandy with her in mind. In my opinion, she was the best part of the film, but I am biased. I love her deeply. Did she become even more of a queer icon in your eyes because of this role?
BuzzFeed Daily: I do think every gay screenwriter writes at least one role in the film for Jennifer Coolidge, and then it's just a matter of if she's available, right?
BuzzFeed Daily: All right, well, moving on, one of the big themes in your review is how this is a queer story that isn't about coming out or about not being accepted by your family or another kind of traumatic event. But rather it's just simply a rom-com about queer people. Do you think we're going to start to see even more TV and movies about queer stories that aren't traumatic?
Moving on, in the rest of the show, we talked about Lady Gaga's thoughts on how method acting has affected her — and it sounds like it wasn’t always in a good way.