Queer As Folk (2022) s01e08 Episode Script


Go, go, go ♪

No, no, no, no.


Damn, he comes and then he goes.

I was hoping you'd rail me one more time
with that big fucking cock of yours.

Not that I'm calling it big
like in a stereotypical way.

Look, this was a mistake.

I got very drunk,
and I guess I thought
I could fill one hole
by filling another hole.

Hey, be kind to yourself.

The amount of adversity you face.

You're just performing
an act of self-care.

Eating your ass isn't self -care.

It's rock bottom.

Damn, y'all.

Last night, best threesome I've had
since the "Queer Eye"
boys came to Decadence.

Oh, my God.

I won't say which ones, but, uh,
let's just say I left
well-dressed and well-fed.

Hey, lover.

I take it back.

This, this is rock bottom.

You look like shit.

I am way too hungover to be
bitchy with you right now.

What do you want?
I want you to tell me what you see.

I see a nightmare.

I see a place that stole joy.

I can hear my friends screaming.

I can literally smell my flesh burning.

Damn, baby.
I was there too.

I get it, but damn.

Look, we all tangled up in this place.

It's in our DNA.

So what?
So buy it with me.

Help me restore it to its former glory.

Wait, hold up.

I thought you already bought Babylon.

Didn't you invite me to
a teardown party tonight?
Technically, we will be trespassing.

- Oh.

- All right, fuck it.

My credit is shit from years of living
in this redline racist-ass state,
so I need someone's white
parents' generational wealth
to help a bitch out and cosign for me.

Listen, I don't know.

I'm not sticking around much longer,
and Ghost Fag didn't exactly pan out.

What we did with Ghost Fag,
we brought the community back together.

We can do it even bigger, Brodie.

For real.

I need this.

I think you do too.



What are you doing here?
Why are you not at school?
You forgot to say goodbye this morning.

Sorry, I wanted to let you sleep.

Um, no, I just
I wanted to invite you to something.

A surprise?
Do I have to get dressed up?
I mean, I guess you
could if you wanted to.

But I I'm doing drag again.


That's amazing.

So I'm performing tonight,
and I thought maybe you'd like to come.

It's at Babylon.

I know this is last-minute, so it's, uh,
it's not a problem if you can't make it.

Are you kidding?
Wild horses couldn't stop me.


Um, anyway, it's, like,
really not a big deal,
so if you have to stay
here and work, or, you know,
- wild horses get involved
- I'm gonna be there.

Of course.

I'll be there.


Now go to school.

Yeah, for sure gonna do that.

Love you.

Love you.

You can't just take off.

I asked you to cover
since Delphina's out.

I just promised my kid.


Nose closes.

You got the count tonight.


Can I be mushy for a second?

Yesterday, we played
peekaboo and it's like
Babe, when are you gonna realize
object permanence exists?
And then Jett vommed on me,
and they had this satisfied little look
on their face that just
brought me more joy than
The point is
It feels good to, like, finally be here
and be present.

We should get married.

Wait, what?
Shar, I wasn't, like,
fishing for a proposal.

I know, but I still think
we should get married.

I mean it, Ruthie.

I don't even think I believe
in the institution of marriage.

Yeah, same.
So basic.

But I believe in us.

And I wanna make a casual promise
to be together forever
in front of our closest
friends and family,
and I wanna eat oysters and get drunk
listening to terrible
music like "Uptown Funk.
And I wanna wake up with a hangover
next to you, but not care
because I get to spend the
rest of my life with you.

Babe, I hate oysters.

I'm kidding.

I mean, I'm not.
are gross, but, like
- yes, fuck it.

- Yeah?
- Let's get married.

- Yeah? Okay.



I fucking love you.

I love you so much.

Do you know what this is?
Is she making everyone celebrate
her half-birthday again?
No idea.

we should probably talk about
what happened the other night.

Shit went south fast, and you know,
you're being a little extra.

- Look, I'm trying.

- Are you?
Because all I'm hearing are excuses.

Do you've something to say to me?
Actually, I have nothing to say to you.

Oh! Really glad you made it.

Oh, thank you all for
joining me here today
on such short notice.

You have all been there to celebrate me
from my highest highs
being the first woman nominated
to the Mid-Winter Cotillion
Board of Governors
and through my lowest lows
being kicked off the Mid-Winter
Cotillion Board of Governors
for reasons I can't get into legally,
but I think we all know what they did.

- Mm-hmm.

- Now.

I have invited you all here
today to both support and celebrate me
as I enter this next chapter of my life.

Please don't say "Republican.
After 33 years of marriage
I made the incredibly difficult decision
to consciously uncouple from Winston.

I filed this morning.

- Wow.

- But this is not a sad ending.

This is a new beginning.

Julian, Brodie, oh, my babies.

Oh, for so many years,
I tortured myself over what
I did to turn you both gay.

But now I realize,
you get it from your mama.

That's right.

I'm gay now, everybody!
- You make me feel ♪
- Ooh!
Let's celebrate!
You make me feel ♪
Oh, my goodness.

Mighty real ♪
Oh, you make me ♪
Is it wrong to consider sending her
to conversion therapy?
I'm still not talking to you.

You make me feel ♪
I am Gay ♪
Guess who got a new job today?
I mean, it's just one of
those billboard law firms,
but still.

That's great, honey.

How was lunch?
- Was Brodie there?
- Yeah, of course.

And in classic Brodie fashion,
he wouldn't admit to anything he did.

Oh, and my mom is divorcing my dad
and apparently gay now.

Brenda's gay?
I could see that actually.

What? I mean, she never
struck me as a Kinsey 1.

I'm just I'm still mad at him.

I can't help it.

Well, I'm personally grateful for Brodie
because if you hadn't left your bubble,
this wouldn't have happened.

I'm sorry, babe.

I just I can't right now.

Don't be embarrassed or whatever.

I had food poisoning once
at my grandma's nursing home.

I ate pudding that I
thought was rice pudding,
but there was actually no rice in it.

Do you need anything?
Does anybody have, like,
crackers or something?
I have one marshmallow-scented marker
and of course I do have weed.

I could get you a Gatorade.

Gatorade is really
good for food poisoning.

- Ugh.

- I think maybe just some space.

Gatorade's my mom's
go-to for everything.

- Cold, flu, sprained ankle.

- Really, Jake?
Does Gatorade cure HIV?
I just I know you're trying to help.

You can't.

You can't.

I thought you said you were fine.

Yeah, I'm I'm fine.
I'm on meds.

I just forgot to take
them with food and
I'll be fine.

What? I said I'll be fine.

I just need some
fucking food, all right?
Can you stop looking at me like that?
I'll be back.

You wanna get high?

I just I can't with everyone
looking at me differently and judging.


Jake's never gonna talk to me again.

People can surprise you.


Have you told your mom?
I've just
I've put her through so
much shit already this year.

I don't know.

I don't know if I can do it.

I really don't.

I couldn't remember if
you liked spicy chips
or chips that weren't that spicy at all,
so I just bought these at the shift.

What do you think?
Zaddy in a top hat and tails
and Mommy in a dress
made of tarot cards.

Yeah, too expected.

What in the Jussie Smollett?
Oh, my God.


Oh, this is too good.

We went over this in class.

Theological debates are not blasphemous.

And I know you mean well,
trying to save my soul and all,
but for real, I'm good.


Plus you're too late, sucker.



You're alive, which means
sex with me didn't kill you.

- Thank God.

- Yeah.

I I'm sorry I haven't had a chance
to respond to any of your messages,
but it's all just been a lot.

Well, I get it.

Now the other night, well,
we don't have to talk
about the other night.

I just
I have news.

What, you auditioned for "The Voice"
and Kelly Clarkson
turned her chair around?
Well, thank you for acknowledging
that I'm a beautiful singer, but no.

Guess who just came out to
all her friends and family.

Brenda, you didn't.

I did.

You should've seen the
look on Brodie's face.

I filed for divorce too.

- Are you there?
- Brenda.

the other night was a surprise,
like, a really, really good surprise,
but that can never happen again.

I mean, you know,
I want Flo and Jett to
know you and love you
and, you know, for you to
continue to be in my life
and in Ruthie's life
'cause you're fam, but
that's as far as that can go.

My future's with Ruthie.

Honey, there is no
need for all this drama.

I completely get it.

We both needed a release,
and boy, did we get it.

I have no regrets.

I am just grateful
that you helped me make
this discovery about myself.

Well, I am happy to be of service.

Well, look, I should run.

Uh, I'll call you later.

Set up a little playdate
with you and the twins.

I would love that.

Talk soon.

Looks like you got a case
of the post-coming-out blues.

Maybe I should
maybe I should call off the divorce.

I just well, I threaten
to leave Winston once a year.

I mean, he wouldn't even bat an eyelash.

Hey, no, no, no.
do that.
Winston sucks.

He'd make me turn to lesbianism too.

That is not what's going on.

I met someone who made
me question everything
I thought I knew about myself.

Someone who saw me
not as the person I am
but as the person I could be.

Sounds nice.

Mom, are you dating a power lesbian
like Lena Waithe or somebody?
Because that is some
advanced queer-level shit.

You'll find love again, Brodie.

I don't know.

Maybe I should just go.

You've done that before.

Has it ever worked?
Now, are all your friends
gonna be at this little party?
Yeah, whole gang should be there.

Then I better get ready.

I'm part of the gang now.

Boo, bitch!
The fuck is wrong with you?
Buss, if you was looking for ways
to set your money on fire,
I would've gladly
taken it off your hands.

Why are you buying this dump?
'Cause it's the best bar in the city.

It's literally a crime scene.

I've got plans, Marvin.

And if you suck up to
me and kiss enough ass,
then maybe I'll hire you as a bouncer.

Well, I don't kiss ass.

- Oh?
- But I eat it pretty well.


Yeah, you do.


- How you been?
- I was good
till about three seconds ago.

Y'all got a real scorned
lovers vibe going on over here.

- We good?
- We good, Buss.

All right.
You just let me know
if you need somebody
to throw some hands.

I'ma be right over here.


Don't you dare.

Bitch, you just gonna
leave me down here?
I'm coming, I'm coming.

All right, one, two, three.

Come on now, y'all.
It's a party.

And the Lord said, "Let
there be light, bitches!"
Oh, y'all can do better than that.

What do you want, Ali?
I was just missing you.

Missin' me, nigga? You
the one that dumped my ass.

Get out of here with that.

I'll go.

So that's it? You're just gonna go?
You literally just told me
to get the fuck outta here.

Bitch, fight for me!

I miss you too.

I just couldn't believe
that somebody like you
could be into somebody like me.

You're a dumb slut.

You wanna see how much
of a slut I can be?
I do.

Well, this is depressing.

Brodie, I thought gay
bars would be more chic.

No wonder you're so sad all the time.

The lighting in here
is very unflattering.

Yeah, Mom.
That's why I have PTSD.

Bad lighting.

Just keep going.

I didn't even know you liked beer.

It's the principle.

Oh, my God.

They're like best friends now?
I quit the race ♪
'Cause I'd rather ♪
I'm, uh, I'm gonna go feel the vibe.

- Have fun.

- I will.

I'm better changing pace as I go ♪
I quit the race ♪
I quit the race ♪
Okay, y'all.

I know this is Bussey's night,
but Shar and I get up here, Zaddy.

We're gonna have to hijack
this party for a sec because
we're getting married!
Makin' it official!
Let's get lit!
How 'bout the moon? ♪
You see that shine ♪
Just fly me close enough
so I can make it mine ♪
There is no distance ♪
There's my partner in crime.

Come on, baby.
Take a shot with me.


You get the contracts I sent over?
Oh, yeah.
I did get it, Buss.

- Uh, I was actually hoping to
- Bussey!
I thought you was fucking
crazy to bring us back here.

Crazy as all, isn't he?
- Girl, you did so good.

- Yes, yes,
a bitch will gladly take
it far as she so deserves.

Yes, you do.

But one second, y'all.

Attention, everybody.

I would like to cheers to our boy.

I couldn't have done this without
Brodie's sexy-ass
850-point credit score.

We doing this together, y'all.

To Brodie.

Hey, yo, DJ, make it bounce.

You already know! ♪
Stupid boy ♪
I hate your guts, I hate your guts ♪
Let's mess around,
we'll make it rough ♪
Stupid, stupid, stupid boy ♪
Get off my nuts, get off my nuts ♪
You talk a big game,
I'll call your bluff ♪
You blab-a-blab-a-blabbing
won't shut the fuck up ♪
Stay brag-a-lag-a-lagging
you acting too tough ♪
Got a big dick habit,
can't never get enough ♪
Got you gag-gag-gagging
when you choking on my stuff ♪
Stupid boy, I hate your guts ♪
Hey, Mom.

How's being a lesbian goin'?
Has Ellen reached out yet?
Oh, I wish.

She seems so nice.

Mom, I'm really happy for you.

You're, like, very brave.

Thanks, honey.

You know what would also be brave?
Apologizing to your brother.

Me apologize to him?
Sweetheart, you can't really believe
that your father and I adopted Brodie
because we wanted a child
that wasn't disabled.

He is such a little tattletale.

We adopted Brodie because
I wanted another baby
and I wanted to give you a sibling,
but it was the '90s,
and I was addicted to diet pills,
so, you know, conceiving naturally,
that wasn't an option.

You're not angry.

You just feel guilty.

Is that all you got? ♪
Is that all you got? ♪
I'm buying the beach and
the spotlights with it ♪
Is that all you got? ♪

Did you lose someone in the, uh
Oh, no, I'm just here
to see my kid perform.

Oh, thank God.

I was starting to think
that going through one of
the five stages of grief
was a requirement for entry.


It's kind of in the dress code.

- Yeah.

- Judy.

Oh, Brenda.

Did you lose someone?
Oh, no, no.
Heavens, no, no.

My son, he only got shot.

Oh, my God!
Eh, he's fine now.

I mean, he's right over
there moping at the bar.

That's your son?
Yeah, can't tell from this angle,
but he's very handsome.

I'm sure he's a heartbreaker.

Well, I'm gonna
it was nice meeting you.

Yeah, yeah! Till we meet again, huh?
I mean, hopefully somewhere
that can make a decent martini.


- Yeah.

- Okay.

- So grown-up.

- Yeah, yeah.

- Bye.

- Bye.

Touch, touch, touch, touch ♪
Touch, touch, touch ♪
Been with me ♪
Which way to go ♪
Look, he'll come around.


Hey, Noah.

Do you love him?
Don't answer that.

Just be good to my brother, okay?
Too much ♪
I'm on my way to touch ♪
My place, your money, we're rich ♪
My fame, my heart on repeat ♪
I need something better than love ♪
I need that, I need touch ♪
My place, your money, we're rich ♪
I need that, I need touch ♪
Touch, touch, touch,
touch, touch, touch ♪
Motherfuckers are looking mopey.

I need you to get some
ass-shaking music on.

Oh, hell, no.

- Uh-uh, do not
- Hey, I I did it.

I signed the papers.

Ha! Yes, bitch!
We doing this.

Actually, you're doing it.

Look, I'm gonna dip outta New Orleans.

God damn it, Brodie.
The fuck?
Can you not be a messy
bitch for, like, one second?
It's the right thing to do, okay?
Where you goin'?
I think I should be with all
the broody Morrissey gays.

Plus, you know I only
speak English and Gay.

I mean, look, like, check out this guy.

- I mean, come on
- He a'ight for a white boy.

Personally, I think you
being a dumbass bitch,
but know you'll be missed.

Be careful with my Chicky.

Yes, ma'am.

I'm too young to be a ma'am, though.

If you're here for a
quickie, you're outta luck.

My makeup is flawless.

No quickie.

I just wanted to say
Break a leg.

You're performing, right?
It's about time you
got back on that stage.



- What's wrong?
- Uh
I need to finish getting ready.

Getting married?

You and Shar are, like, forever.

When you know, you know.

Congrats to you too.

Enjoy the cold weather, I guess.

That's it?
That's it.

When I say "Babyl," you say "Lon.
- Babyl!
- Lon!
- Babyl!
- Lon!
When I say "Buss," you say "Sey.
- Buss!
- Sey!
- Buss.

- Sey!
When I say "Re," you say "Birth.
- Re.

- Birth!
- Re.

- Birth!
Hey, queerdos.

How y'all doing tonight?
Me too.

To be honest with you,
it's been hard to even walk
on this side of the street
for the past six months,
let alone step inside.

But like my meemaw always say
"It ain't worth it
if it don't terrify you.
So we gonna tear it down tonight.

'Cause Babylon is coming back, bitches.

- Yeah?
- Yeah!
- Yeah?
- Yeah!
And tonight,
we gonna pick up right where we left.

Ain't that right, Chicky?
You go, baby!
Fallen for a guy ♪
Fell down from the sky ♪
Halo round his head ♪
Feathers in our bed ♪
In our bed ♪
In our bed ♪
Fallen for a guy ♪
Fell down from the sky ♪
Halo round his head ♪
Feathers in our bed ♪
In our bed ♪
In our bed ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
Asked if I would try ♪
To leave this all behind ♪
Halo round his head ♪
Dreaming in our bed ♪
In our bed ♪
In our bed ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
Whoa, oh, oh ♪
And I plead ♪
And I pray ♪
- Whoa, oh, oh ♪
- And I plead ♪
And I pray ♪
Whoa, oh ♪
- And I plead ♪
- And I plead ♪
- And I pray ♪
- And I pray ♪
And I plead and I pray ♪
- And I plead ♪
- And I plead ♪
- And I pray ♪
- And I pray ♪
Whoa, oh ♪
And I pray ♪
And I pray ♪
- Whoa, oh, oh ♪
- And I plead ♪
And I pray ♪
- Whoa, oh ♪
- And I plead ♪
And I plead and I pray ♪
- And I pray ♪
- And I plead ♪
- And I pray ♪
- And I plead ♪
And I plead and I pray ♪
- And I pray ♪
- And I plead ♪
And I pray ♪
And I plead and I pray ♪
And I plead and I pray ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
- It's sacrilege, sacrilege ♪
- And I plead ♪
- And I pray ♪
- You say ♪
- It's sacrilege, sacrilege ♪
- And I plead ♪
Sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪
It's sacrilege, sacrilege,
sacrilege, you say ♪

I thought your generation was supposed
to have less trauma than mine.

Well, there is a trickle-down effect.

I didn't know you would be here tonight.

I would've warned you
about the engagement.

- I just
- No, Shar, please.

You don't you don't owe me anything.

I've known Ruthie half her life,
and she is your partner
and the mother of your children.

And I am happy for the two of you.

Seriously, congratulations.

Ruthie's really tryin'.

And for the first time it feels
like our family has a chance.

Shar, truly
What happened the other
night, that was a mistake.

And, uh,
and we can put this behind us.

We are too mature to

Mm, thanks.

All right, um, is this enough?
- Yeah, that's fine.

- Okay.
Thank you.

- Y'all have a good night.

- You too.
Get home safe.

Never a dull moment.

- What's that?
- Hmm?
Is that like a new
lip balm or something?
Hey, no.

It's delicious.

I got this.

Hey, Mom.

You were absolutely stunning tonight.

Thank you so much for coming.

I wouldn't have missed it for anything.



Are you gonna get in trouble at work?
No, because I quit.

You are more important than this job.

You're my baby.


I I am so proud of you, Mingus.

I just
I'm so happy you are doing drag again
and that you found
this amazing community.

You just
you just really blow me away.

You're doing so much better.
I was
I was really, really
I was worried that

- Huh?
- I'm just

I fucked up.


Tell me.

It's okay, honey.

Don't freak out.


It's not the end of the world,
and I'm already on meds, so
Mom, I, uh
I have HIV.

I'm sorry.

I'm I'm so sorry.

I can't
- Mom.

- I'm
What is are you having a stroke or

I Mingus.

I thought you were gonna
tell me you were dying.

Come here.



We're gonna get through this.

You hear me?

We're gonna get through it.

I love you.

I love you so much.


It's okay.

Sorry, can you turn this off?
Mm, no, I love this song.

So angsty.

So where we going?

Canal Street is major, ya poof.

Please don't do that.
It's bad enough
I hallucinate talking
to my dead best friend.


I'm still your best friend?

Do you realize how pissed
I could be at you right now?
You should've told me about Noah.

No, the truth would've hurt you, though.

Or it would've set me free.

So you're saying that even if
the truth would've hurt you,
you still would've
wanted to hear it anyway?

That's what you do
when you love someone.

You tell 'em the truth.

So then take your own advice,
you dumb faggot.

You mean with Ruthie?
I can't tell her that.

Yes, you can.

It'll destroy everything.

Why did you move back in
the first place, Brodie?


We're here, bitch.

Don't be scared, Brodie.

It's the truth.

Fuck off.

Fuck you.

I have to tell you something.

Oh, God.
What's wrong?
You have this family,
and it's beautiful.

And I've always wanted you to be happy.

You know that, right?
Like baseline, I just
want you to be happy.

I know.

Look, and I know the two of us together,
can be a lot.

But I am never more myself
than when I am with you.

And I know you feel the same.


what's going on? You're scaring me.

Maybe you're right.

Maybe our friendship is over.

But maybe
Maybe we were never meant to be friends.

I love you, Ruthie.

- I know.

- No.

I want to be with you.

I'm in love with you.

Always have.

What the fuck, Brodie?
You're really going to do this to me?
You're so fucking stupid.

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