– I wanted to ask, do you consider yourself part of the Ryan Murphy generation? Did you grow up watching Glee? – [Cast] Yes. – Yes 100%. – We both dressed up as
different Glee characters for Halloween in different cities and different high schools. – And different high schools. – I was on Glee so, yeah I don’t know. – So kinda watching it. – Kinda. – You are the Ryan Murphy generation! – I am the Ryan Murphy generation. – You are.
(laughter) (upbeat music) – The first thing that
I ever saw that Ryan did was actually the film
“Running With Scissors”, which is one of my favorite
movies of all time. And then I watched Glee and then I watched American Horror Story
and I just thought, yeah. – Have you thought
about how The Politician is going to impact younger LGBTQ viewers? – I mean Glee kind of set the stage and made so many incredible strides in introducing these types of characters and queer characters of all kinds. And now we get to create a show where the queer identity of multiple
characters in the show is an assumed part of their identity and is an assumed part of
the tapestry of the show and just colors the action, as opposed to being the
subject of the action. – You’re gonna change the world, Peyton. – How do you know? – Because I see you. – Yeah coming out is
such a beautiful thing and it’s necessary. But this show is kind of the opposite where people are just
existing as they are, which is like this
utopian futuristic society where we can just be who we wanna be and sexuality’s on a spectrum. – Glee was like the introduction of that and then The Politician is
just taking it to another level and creating this world
that we can all aspire to or hope to aspire to. – Do you think that’s
the future of LGBTQ TV? – I hope so. – I hope. – Yeah. – I think it kind of
sets a standard as well for other TV shows
potentially to follow suit. – Let’s pump the breaks for a second okay? Infinity said, “Butt munch.” Right, that’s like the
weakest burn in history. – Sorry, did you just wake
up from a decade long nap? – Infinity screamed “Butt
munch” at a news anchor with highlights and a
little saunter in a step if you know what I mean. And what I mean is, that he’s clearly gay. Which means that she was
shaming his homosexuality and made a bigoted assumption
about his predilection for anilingus. It’s unacceptable.
– Yeah but is there a world in which that was a good thing? You know? – I’ve been so conditioned
to just like expect labels and expect tokenizing and
expect all these things that there was a period
in which I was like, I was like what do I do? What do I do that there
are no labels anymore? I’ve gotten used to functioning this way and now I have to build myself
up and just totally be free. – On a scale of scared to terrified, how do you feel about going up against Judith Light and Bette Midler next season? – Excited!
– Excited. – Excited not scared!
– So excited! – Like, definitely it’s scary
’cause they’re such forces but what an opportunity, what a dream.
– To share a screen with, a scene.
– And to learn from them. – And just look at them
and watch them act. – Yeah.
– I can’t wait. And just to see Bette
Midler do this in person. I mean, like–
– Oh God. – Can you even?
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