TB: I read an interview with you from around the time Happy Endings started, and you wondered if any gay people watched the show. Now, every gay guy I know watches the show. Have you experienced an uptick in recognition from gay viewers?
SG: Oh yeah. Yes. It was just not on the radar season one, but now I get gay fans who recognize me all the time, especially on Scruff. I’m getting annoyed with it, because of course I have to immediately write, “I am nothing like that character.”
TB: Right, since Scruff and Grindr are filled with guys seeking out masculine — er, “MASC” — guys only.
SG: Of course! But then you meet every “butch, masculine” guy on there and after you have sex, all the f*ckin’ real nelly comes out. But I don’t mind that. I like the artifice of it. I think it’s part of the fantasy. Like, sure, we’re all masculine in different ways and at different points.