Okay how obvious does this clip make it that racial divisions among gay men -- in particular racial cluelessness among white gay men -- are among the topics directly addressed by the show?
And a couple of interview questions for him:
How much do you connect with Dom?
I think because I’m pretty much the same age as my character, I have gone through very similar things in terms of the questions that you ask about yourself and your life when you’re that age. Do I have all the right markers for hitting this age? Can I see all the things that make me feel like I’ve lived a worthwhile life?
I’ve loved my life. And I feel like there’s been some great things in my life. So for me, perhaps it was a little easier, although it was still a challenging time turning 40 and being confronted with all that stuff. But Dom’s kind of imploding.
Where is the Scott Bakula relationship going as the season progresses? [Bakula plays an older man who may help Dom transition into this new life phase]
It develops further, I can say, towards the end of the show and there’s some sort of ambiguous resolution at the end, but it’s definitely not definitive. That story continues, but it’s a bit of a roller coaster.