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Записи с темой: 2002 (список заголовков)
17:47 

Actor says teens should be portrayed with respect, reality (Oct. 2002)

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Actor says teens should be portrayed with respect, reality from www.knoxnews.com [October 11, 2002]

By Terry Morrow, News-Sentinel television writer
October 11, 2002

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On "Queer As Folk," he plays a lonely gay teenager having an affair with an adult. The graphic sexual content of the show isn't something he always supports.

He calls his character's affair "codependent" and "abusive."

But "I have to do it," he says.

"I signed on to do it. I was aware of it. I still would argue for the merits of it and that people see it.

"I have to remind myself of that when it gets most redundant. ... The sex lives of these characters are the center part of this show, so I have to remember that."

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08:18 

Randy Gets Real, The Advocate (Sept. 2002)

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Randy Gets Real by Eric Meers, The Advocate [September 17, 2002]



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"Out actor Randy Harrison talks about freeing himself from Justin, playing a gun-toting straight teen in an upcoming Showtime movie, and preparing for life after Queer as Folk." By Erik Meers

You might never notice him on the street, and Randy Harrison likes it that way. Walking into a restaurant for an interview, Harrison is camouflaged with glasses and a baseball cap. Once seated safely at a discreet table, the specs and hat come off, and there it is: his signature mop of fair hair. It seems the 24-year-old actor is having a bit of an identity crisis these days and wants to talk about it.

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09:41 

Transcript from Showtime Livechat with Randy Harrison (Jan 2002)

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Transcript from Showtime Livechat with Randy Harrison [January 20, 2002]
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Moderator1 Welcome everyone! Thanks for signing on for our chat with Randy Harrison who plays "Justin" on Queer As Folk. Randy, a veteran of the stage, has been acting since the age of seven. He received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Randy has also appeared professionally in various theaters throughout the U.S. Some of his favorite performances have been in productions of "Violet," "1776" and "West Side Story." Randy made his television debut in Showtime's Queer As Folk. He will also be seen in the upcoming Showtime Original Picture "Bang Bang You're Dead." Welcome back to our QAF chats for a third time, Randy. Let's get started and talk about the third episode of season two!
Randy_Harrison :Thank you everyone for coming out to talk to me tonight. I hope you enjoy the episode.

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hotboy: "do you believe brian will be the only love in your life? or do you think they will bring in another character.
Randy_Harrison: Brian will absolutely not be the only love of Justin's life, though perhaps always the most significant.

chad: Randy, who do you think is more uncomfortable during your sex scenes, you or Gale?
Randy_Harrison: Neither of us is.
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@темы: Showtime Livechat, 2002

17:57 

'Queer As Folk' star Randy Harrison hits the stage (May 2002)

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'Queer As Folk' star Randy Harrison hits the stage
By Mark Kennedy for The Associated Press, May 2002.

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Harrison makes his New York stage debut in "A Letter From Ethel Kennedy", a touching off-Broadway play about a dying playwright reconciling with his parents.

The play gives Harrison, who was raised and trained in the theater, a chance to return to the stage after the success and controversy of his TV show, a sort of gay "Sex in the City".

"It's not like riding a bike," Harrison says of the theater. "It's amazing how quickly it all goes away. It's a totally different kind of energy; it's a totally different process."

Set in a restaurant in the Theater District, the play stars Anita Gillette, Jay Goede and Bernie McInerney. Though Harrison hovers through all three acts -usually botching food orders - he is hardly the star.

"I must tell you this is not 'The Randy Harrison Show'. This is the smallest part,"says Tony Award-winning actress Joanna Gleason, who directs the play.

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@темы: 2002, a letter from ethel kennedy, theatre

07:01 

QSAT: Randy Harrison, PlanetOut (May 2002)

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QSAT: Randy Harrison, PlanetOut [May 10, 2002]

Get to know your favorite queer and queer-friendly celebs by reading their responses to our queer aptitude test: the QSAT.
As the resident hot young thing on "Queer as Folk," openly gay Randy Harrison has more than his share of TV-watching admirers. Feeling his way through the confusing world of drugs and sex, struggling with less-than-understanding parents and desperately in love with the older Brian, Justin is a character young gay men everywhere can identify with.

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Would you appear nude in a movie?
Never. I think that's really trashy.

Fill in the blank: In high school, I was ____.
Bored

What's your favorite getaway?
Xanax

@темы: 2002

08:03 

Starstruck: Randy Harrison, PlanetOut (Jan 2002)

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Starstruck: Randy Harrison, PlanetOut [January 2002]

Born: November 2, 1977
Status: Single
Quote: "I hope that seeing a gay teen portrayed on television will be comforting and empowering to other gay teenagers."

If you've been looking for an excuse to subscribe to premium cable, look no further than Randy Harrison. The 24-year-old actor has won over audiences and critics alike for his honest portrayal of Justin Taylor, the sensitive, artistic teen on Showtime's hit series "Queer As Folk."

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The openly gay Harrison insists he is very different from the character he portrays on "QAF," but feels they have a symbiotic connection. "Justin has taught me a lot about forgiveness, empathy, and even pride. I feel like I've given a lot of strength and maturity to him."

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@темы: 2002

07:52 

Out of Character, A&U Magazine (March 2002)

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Out of Character by Dann Dulin, A&U Magazine [Issue 89, March 2002]



THE WRITERS AND STARS OF SHOWTIME'S QUEER AS FOLK TALK TO A&U'S DANN DULIN ABOUT KEEPING HIV IN FOCUS ON-CAMERA AND OFF

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Randy Harrison, another member of the cast, has also been a caregiver. Randy, twenty-four, is an out actor, and portrays QAFs resident teen, Justin Taylor. Randy began volunteering for ASOs while still in high school. He worked with AID Atlanta and ASK US (Adolescents Seeking Knowledge to Greater Understanding of STDs and AIDS) where he helped to provide safer sex education for teens, as well as gay outreach. "Volunteering gave me a sense of self, confides Randy. He came out to his parents and dose friends when he was just fifteen. "I went to a very small conservative Southern high school and our sex education was very...," he stops briefly, then continues, "They just tried to scare us into a lifetime of celibacy. Abstinence is a viable option if people are capable and choose to do that. That's wonderful, though I think it's unrealistic for that to be the only option."

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09:35 

Folk Hero, Cincinnati CityBeat (Jan 2002)

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Folk Hero By Brandon Brady for Cincinnati CityBeat [issue 8; Jan. 3-Jan. 9, 2002 ]



Folk Hero

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Barely graduated from a leading and respected theater school, Harrison stepped right into the role of Justin. It would appear that the CCM grad is something of a golden boy. He laughs at the thought.

Things were vastly different during his college days. He wasn't the star student of the stage that some might expect. "Absolutely not. I was like the anti-star," he jokes.

"College was a difficult experience for me," Harrison says more seriously. "Honestly, one of the hardest things was I rarely got cast."

But Harrison isn't knocking his education or time spent at CCM. Being the "anti-star" was a blessing in disguise. "It was a very important experience," he says. The valuable lesson taught him not to expect other opportunities.

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08:46 

La Dolce Musto by Michael Musto (NY Mirror) from the Village Voice (Jan 2002)

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La Dolce Musto by Michael Musto (NY Mirror) from the Village Voice [published Jan 22, 2002]
www.villagevoice.com/2002-01-22/columns/ny-mirr...



NY Mirror

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Randy Harrison said his character, the chicken-y Justin, will recuperate, go to art school, and renegotiate his relationship with Brian—as we all should. Is he still a victim? "Not as much," Harrison said. "But that's how people like to see me best. I'm accident-prone." At that very moment, the darling boy all too perfectly knocked over some contraption by the cash register. But Harrison's not verballyclumsy. When I asked if his costars who moaned about having to wash out their mouths after kissing scenes have been properly disciplined, he said, "Yeah, they got a good thrashing!" Probably by Harrison; he next plays "a bad high school student" in a Showtime movie called Bang Bang, You're Dead. A victimizer? "A victimizer!" he said triumphantly.

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13:23 

ETC New Year, New "Queer" (Jan 2002)

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New Year, New "Queer",Mekado Murphy for ETC - etcetera magazine [January 18, 2002]
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Openly gay actor Randy Harrison talks about his newfound celebrity, Season 2 of "Queer as Folk" and goals for 2002

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"As far as the sex stuff, it was easier doing it at the beginning than it is now. I've done sexual content before, so it wasn't a big deal. But now that the show has become more of a job and a routine and it's the second year, it seems a bit harder to do for some reason."

During the show's hiatus, Harrison landed a part in another original Showtime program, a movie called "Bang, Bang, You're Dead." He wants to continue to diversify his acting roles and speculates on how things might be different artistically in 2002.

"The climate of the world has changed so much since September 11 and definitely the business has changed as far as the amount and the type of production that's going on," he says. "There's been a slightly conservative swing as far as programming is concerned. I'm not sure if it's going to carry over to casting. The thing that I'm sure about is finishing a very good season for "Queer as Folk" and then when I'm on hiatus, hoping there will be another good opportunity like there was last year."

With the new season right around the corner, Harrison discusses a bit of what will be going on with Justin.

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13:56 

LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Cast of "Queer as Folk" (apr 2002)

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CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Cast of "Queer as Folk" [Aired April 24, 2002 - 21:00 ET]



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16:03 

New York Magazine. The Post-Gay Gay Icon by Simon Dumenco (Apr. 2002)

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The Post-Gay Gay Icon by Simon Dumenco [From the April 29, 2002 issue of New York Magazine.]



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He's hot, he's talented, and he's out. No surprise that Queer As Folk star Randy Harrison has legions of fans. But who'd have guessed how many of them would be women?

BY SIMON DUMENCO
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09:55 

The Gayest Show on Earth from Fab (Dec 2001 - Jan 2002)

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The Gayest Show on Earth from Fab [20 Dec 2001 - 16 Jan 2002]



The gayest show on earth
The boys are back in town for another steamy season of Queer As Folk
By John Kennedy for Fab Magazine, December 20, 2001

Justin, Brian, Ted and Emmett are gathered around Michael, who is playing pinball inside Woody's, trying to come up with the perfect lesbian wedding gift. A specially engraved dildo, perhaps? Or maybe stemware? "Dildos are stemware," Emmett quips. Suddenly the group is interrupted by a bartender who is about to draw the winning ballot in a raffle for two tickets to the White Party in Miami Beach. "And the luckiest prick in Pittsburgh is..."

Sorry, you will have to wait until Episode 11 of the second season of Queer As Folk to find out who it is.

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Randy Harrison, who plays Justin, says he is acutely aware of his female following. "I think more than half of my fan base is teenaged girls, which is really funny," says Harrison, adding they are likely drawn to the naked guys and soap opera style of QAF. "It's sort of like a romantic fantasy."

Harrison sits down on the designer sofa in Brian's apartment and sips soup from a styrofoam container. Just as cute as he appears on screen, he is less outgoing and much less naíve than his character. Soft-spoken, polite and obviously bright, the Atlanta native strikes you as someone who would rather curl up with a good book than dance the night away at Babylon.

Acting since the age of seven, Harrison has appeared in stage productions all over the US including Grease, Anything Goes and West Side Story. Before landing the QAF role - his first television gig - he received his BFA in theatre from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He stars in the upcoming TV movie, Bang, Bang, You're Dead.

Hard as it is to believe, Harrison insists his life hasn't changed much since fame hit. "I mean, I still have to budget," he says. "I still pretty much have the same friends I had before and the new friends I have are significant friends, not that kind of superficiality. You're really aware of it. And you're always working so hard that you're prettv much grounded in the work."

Last year, Harrison did only a handful of interviews and he is only now starting to be comfortable talking to the press. Still, he says he rarely reads what is written about him. "Right when it first started happening I was like, 'Wow, I'm in a newspaper' or 'I'm in a magazine' and I read a lot of it," he says. "Now, I ignore it. I just find it weirds you out. It's weird to me to be in a magazine. It's hard to explain but even if it's about you its sort of about an image of you and if you start thinking that that's you, it's warped."

Harrison says he rarely gets recognized in Toronto, although he admits he usually stays pretty close to his home in Little Italy. Those who do recognize him generally don't even know his real name. "I don't necessarily think people are smart enough to differentiate between Justin and Randy, just because half the time when I'm on the street people call me Justin and refuse to accept that I'm not Justin. It's pretty annoying," he admits. A night out at Woody's is unlikely. "No. I mean, I wouldn't go unless it was an appearance because... I mean, it is an appearance if I can't just go. Which is fine because I wouldn't go anyway."

The young actor says he is inspired by the feedback he gets from viewers who talk or write to him. "I think what Justin went through in the first year is such a universal experience. It's not even necessarily gay. Just being introduced to sexualizing yourself and becoming a sexual being and sort of the overwhelming aspect of that and beginning to claim your sexual power and losing yourself in a relationship," he says. "I got a lot of response from that. I lot of young people were really comforted by seeing another person go through that kind of experience."

Harrison knows a lot of people have trouble understanding why Justin is so obsessed with self-centered, arrogant Brian. "When I was given the character of Justin, pretty much the only through line was I'm in love with this guy. Practically every scene that I played was about getting his attention and getting him to love me, for so long," he explains. "The way I view it now... I think he's an asshole. He's so unloveable. But I think that's the reason Justin loves him. I think Brian shows certain aspects of himself only to Justin because of the non-threatening aspects of what Justin was when he initially followed Brian around and I think Justin knows how comforting it is to Brian to be adored for what he is. I think Justin also thinks that were he to go away, Brian - because he's so filled with walls and Justin has gotten down so many - that he would never be able to do that again. So I think he feels an affinity for this man who is really hard to love but who actually is capable of loving him as best he can. I think Justin has learned how to receive the kind of love that Brian's able to give."

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Randy Harrison. Interviews.

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