Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Peter Paige - Emmett Honeycutt from Queer As Folk chats with the Hump Day Crew

We all know and will eternally love him for playing the character of Emmett Honeycutt on Queer As Folk. However, outside of the witticisms and flamboyant fashion sense of the much adored character from Hazlehurst, Mississippi; you will find that there is much more to love when you get to know Peter Paige himself.

Born in 1969, the year of the Stone Wall riots; Paige has seen gay and human rights come a long way, and is still prominent in his philanthropic work. He is on the board of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Centre - an organisation that is not only the largest Gay and Lesbian organisation in the world, but provides social services to all aspects of the community. Paige's passion for writing and directing were elicted during filmiing the series, so once the show concluded, he began working on his own projects.

Say Uncle

Say Uncle - a feature that delves into homophobia in surburbia was written and directed by Peter Paige himsef. Released in 2005, alongside Paige, Say Uncle stars Kathy Nejimy Lisa Edlestein and Melanie Lynskey.

Leaving Barstow

The second movie Paige directed starred none other than Michelle Clunie, Melanie from Queer as Folk - a film that centres around the struggles of high school senior Andrew to break away from his ties at home which encompass his devotion to his mother and attraction to a local girl. It leaves him to decide between his own ambition and the people he loves. The film collected awards at the Newport Beach Festival, Brechenridge Festival of Flim and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

More of Peter's work can be found at

Peter Paige chats to Adz and Ginni from The Hump Day Crew about playing Emmett, the influence that his character had on people of all sexual orientations and life after Queer As Folk.

Click here to hear the full interview


Anonymous said...

OMG, he is adorable)))))
*thanx for the interview*

Anonymous said...

OMG, he is adorable)))
*thanx for the interview*

Colleen said...

Very entertaining! Peter's a class act. VERY sad about the pilot, though. And from a friend, too.

Anonymous said...

Emmett was always my favorite character in the whole show :) Peter Paige is a brilliant actor!