What if television didn't minstrelize gay men? What if we weren't protrayed as florists fighting over Judy/Madonna/Britney trivia? What if our apartments were just moderately clean and just sort of okay in the decor department?
Too smart for FOX. Too gay for CBS. Too good for Logo. This is The Kitchen.
Previously on The Kitchen
INT. A "Details" store on Ninth Avenue.
W: “What about a French press coffee thing?”
T: “Do they even drink coffee? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them …”
W: “It doesn’t matter if they drink it or not. They’re moving into a large space, so they should be entertaining more, and thus a coffeemaker.”
T: “Or a vat of BoyButter.”
W: “They’re not like that. … Are they?”
T: “Well, I don’t think Harry is, but wouldn’t Dick?”
W: “Are you kidding? He’s totally vanilla., otherwise I’d probably still be with him.”
T: “And I’d still be with Harry. Is that time right? Shit. I’m supposed to be helping them pack. Let me call them.”
W: “I’ll be over by the rice cookers. Mine is fucked.”
T: “Oh, hey, Dick. Even sharing phones now. So sweet. Anyway you’re probably wondering where I’m at. … Let’s just say I had a little adventure. … Yeah and I’[m still just ending it sort of. … Um, I’ll tell you more when I’m there but to whet your appetite? Prince Albert. … Food was involved. …. You don’t even know, but I should be there within the hour. … Promise! Around 3 or so. … And don’t tell Harry my hints. … Okay, love you both … Bye. [Hangs up phone and walks around corner.] There you are. Thought I lost you.”
W: “I told you where I’d be. Check this out. It makes 12 cups of rice in 20 minutes.”
T: “For this entertaining couple that we aren’t really convinced are going to start entertaining.”
W: “I was thinking more for me.”
T: “Whatever, Wang.”
W: “It’s not just a stereotype. I eat a lot of rice. So, are you running over to their place to help or what?”
T: “I started telling them how I met this guy last night. … with a Prince Albert and I think I mentioned food being involved.?
W: “And they believed that.”
T: “Of course. Why would I lie?”
W: “It’ll all be easier when they know we’re dating.”
T: “It’ll all be weird when they know. Exes of exes dating exes.”
W: “In excess.”
W: “We should tell them soon. It’s ridiculous not to at this point. What’s it been, like three months?”
T: “More like two and a half.”
W: “Whatever. If you don’t at least start laying some hints ...”
T: “Speaking of getting laid. Let’s go home before I have to go help them.”
W: “Heh. Okay. But while you’re there packing, see if they have a French press.”