Thursday, 24 November 2011

Day 24 – Best quote(s)

I had planned on making to this a Buffy special, but then I heard news that a friend of mine came out to someone important in her life, so I decided instead to make this a coming out special as a gift to her. Before any pedants say anything, yes they're not quotes but more like whole scenes. To which I say - tough, go get your own blog. :-P.

So, here are the best ones I've seen, in no particular order...

Emily & Naomi Skins
Emily and Naomi
Emily Fitch comes out as a lesbian to her family, in the most stylish way possible.
Emily, who appears in Series 3 and 4 of Skins, comes home after spending the afternoon with Naomi, Katie is her twin sister.
Mrs Fitch: It looks like you've been roughed up.
Emily: It wasn't a boy.
Katie: There, you see.
Emily: It was a girl.
Mr Fitch: You've been fighting with a girl? That's not very lady like...
Emily: No, Dad, I've been making love to a girl.
Katie: You're such a liar, don't listen to her.
Emily: Her name's Naomi. She's rather beautiful, so I was nailing her.

Pretty Little Liars
PLL Emily & Maya
Emily and Maya
Emily Fields comes out to her dad, Colonel Fields, as a lesbian.
During the episode, 'Moments Later' Emily is on the phone to Maya. Her dad comes in, asking what's troubling her.
Emily: I'm afraid of you and mom.
Clnl Fields: Why are you afraid of us?
Emily: Because I'm not who you think I am.
Clnl Fields: You're Emily Fields, you're my little girl, I'd know you anywhere. I've got a picture of you in my wallet.
Emily: I'm 8 years old in that picture, that's a different girl.
Clnl Fields: It's the same girl, I just need a new picture.
Emily: It's not that simple.
Clnl Fields: Emmy...
Emily: I'm... gay. I'm gay. [Colonel Fields sits down, Emily starts crying]

Paige McCullers comes out to Emily as a lesbian.
Some time after Maya is sent to Camp, and she breaks up with Emily by phone, Emily sparks up a friendship with Paige, who goes to Emily's after a date with Sean. Emily asks her how the date went.
Paige: Great, good. He's a nice guy. [Emily nods] Yeah, it went OK.
Emily: Good.
Paige: Yeah [she pauses]. 'Til he kissed me. He took me home and he kissed me good night... and... I don't know, the date, the whole night just felt phoney all of a sudden, like it wasn't me... It was someone I was watching, but not me... He went home and I texted you. [Emily looks down].
Emily: Sean's a nice guy, if he's interested in you as more than a friend you have to be honest with him.
Paige: You're saying I should dump him.
Emily: [shaking her head] I'm saying you shouldn't lead him on, you have to be honest.
Paige: [closing her eyes] That is so easy for you to say, you're fearless.
Emily: I am so not fearless.
Paige: [shouts] You came out!
Emily: [standing up] I didn't come out of the closet, I fell out, on my face [pauses]. But I'm out, and whatever else happens, I don't have to worry about it any more.
Paige: If I say it out loud, if I say "I'm gay", the whole world is gonna change.
Emily: [nods] Yeah, it will.
[Paige sighs and then walks away to sit on Emily's window seat, where Emily sits next to her]
Emily: You wanna hear something funny?
Paige: I would love to hear something funny.
Emily: When I was trying to talk myself into being interested in boys, I would look for guys like you.
Paige Emily Pretty Little Liars
Emily and Paige
Paige: Like me how
Emily: The kind that would pull me up on stage, and get me to sing, coz I would never do that on my own.
[Paige smiles, they kiss]

Glee Kurt & Blaine
Kurt and Blaine
Kurt Hummel comes out to his dad as gay.
In the first season episode 'Preggers' Kurt joins the (American) football team. His dad Burt tells him that he was really proud of him and that he wishes his mom had still been around to see it. As he is walking out of Kurt's room, Kurt stops him.
Kurt: Dad, I have something that I wanna say. I'm glad you're proud of me, but I don't want to lie any more. Being a part of the Glee club and football has really shown me I can be anything. And, what I am is... I'm gay.
Burt: I know.
Kurt: Really?
Burt: I've known since you were 3. All you wanted for your birthday was a pair of sensible heels. I guess I'm not totally in love with the idea. But, if that's who you are... what am I going to do about it? And I love you just as much. Okay? [they hug]. Thanks for telling me Kurt.

Santana Lopez comes out to herself and Brittany Pierce as a lesbian.
In the second season episode 'Sexy', Santana asks Brittany if they can talk after they performed 'Landslide' with Ms Holliday in Glee Club.
Brittany: But we never do that.
Santana: I know, but I wanted to thank you for performing that song with me in Glee club.
Brittany: Yeah.
Santana: Coz it made me do a lot of thinking. What it made me realize is why I'm such a bitch all the time. I'm a bitch because I'm angry. I'm angry because I have all of these feelings, feelings for you that I'm afraid of dealing with. Because I'm afraid of dealing with the consequences. Brittany I can't go to an Indigo Girls concert, I just can't.
Brittany: I can understand that.
Santana: Do you understand what I'm trying to say here?
Brittany: [shaking her head] No, not really. (Vicky: Me neither...)
Santana: I want to be with you. But I'm afraid of the talks and the looks and you know what happened to Kurt in this school.
Brittany: Honey, if anybody were to ever make fun of you, you would either kick their ass or slash them with your vicious, vicious words. [Santana looks down, starts crying]
Santana: Yeah, I know, but... I'm so afraid of what everyone will say behind my back. Still I have to accept that... I love you. I love *you* and I don't want to be with Sam, or Finn or any of those other guys, I just want you.

Brittany Pierce comes out as bi to Kurt Hummel, kind of.
Brittany had some coming out of her own to do, in the third season episode 'I am Unicorn' after Kurt tells her that he has embraced his inner unicorn and asks her to come round to start working on his campaign strategy for running for class president, she says:
Brittany: I can't, Santana and I are going to be working on campaign posters. (Vicky: so *that's* what they're calling it theses days, is it? Sorry...)
Kurt: Oh, but I already have them.
Glee Santana & Brittany
Santana comforts Brittany
Brittany: For *my* campaign. I decided to run too. [Kurt looks shocked]. Coz, you know, the last 6 senior year class presidents, they've all been guys and look where that's got us. You know, teetering on a double dip recession (Vicky: yes that has everything to do with the class presidents of McKinley High). Besides, I'm also a unicorn. Maybe a bicorn. Either way, I'm starting to believe in my own magic. (Vicky: Thanks to Santana, yayyyy). Good luck Kurt, I'll see you at the debate.

 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
BTVS Willow & Tara
Willow and Tara
Willow Rosenberg comes out as loving Tara* to Buffy Summers
During the Season 4 episode 'New Moon Rising', Buffy comes back to the dorm she shares with Willow after spending the night at Riley's. She finds out Oz (a werewolf who she'd been with since Season 2 who had left earlier in Season 4) spent the night.
Buffy: Wait, last night was a wolf moon, right?
Willow: Yep.
Buffy: Either you're about to tell me something really kinky or...
Willow: No kink. He didn't change, Buffy. He said he was going to find a cure and he did, in Tibet.
Buffy: Oh my God, I can't believe it. [Looks at a rather despondent Willow] OK, I'm all with the woo hoo here and you're not.
Willow: Yeah, there's woo and hoo but there's "uh oh" and "why now?" and it's complicated.
Buffy: Why complicated?
Willow: It's complicated because of Tara.
Buffy: You mean Tara has a crush on Oz? No, you... [suddenly realises what Willow meant] Oh! Oh... Erm, well, that's great, I mean I think Tara's a really great girl, Will.
Willow: She is and there's something between us. It-it wasn't something I was looking for. It's just powerful. And it's totally different from what Oz and I have.
Buffy: Well, there you go. I mean, you have to... you have to follow your heart Will, and that's important Will.
Willow: Why do you keep saying my name like that?
Buffy: Like what, Will?
Willow: [Sits up] Are you freaked?
Buffy: What? No. [Realises she kind of is, but gets over it]. No, absolutely no to that question. I'm glad you told me.

Desperate Housewives
Andrew Desperate Housewives
Andrew and Bree
Andrew Van de Camp comes out to Reverend Sikes, as bisexual.
Andrew gets sent to camp by his mom, but is pulled out again after Andrew tells her he's gay. During 'Live Alone & Like It' in a panic, Bree invites her reverend to dinner to talk some sense into him. When talking privately later, Andrew reveals to the reverend that had been a lie and that wasn't gay.
Andrew: Look, I love vanilla ice cream, okay? But every now and then I’m probably gonna be in the mood for chocolate.
AfterElton includes a piece about his coming out here.

Please leave your favourite coming out quotes or scenes in the comments, or just generally comment about the post, if you feel the need. ;-).

*I refuse to say Willow came out as a lesbian, because despite how the writers chose to label her during and after her relationship with Tara, I think it'd have been more accurate to describe her as a bisexual as she truly loved both Xander and Oz from seasons 1 to 4, those weren't gay denial relationships. There's an article on AfterEllen which puts it better than I could hope to (on the second page).
Note: For those who noticed: when quoting from American TV, I deliberately used US English, during my own commentary, I used UK English.


  1. Vicky!!! You really shouldn't have! But I love that you did. All of these scenes (except for the Desperate Housewives one as I don't watch that show) are ones I've loved for awhile and have watched over and over again. This was such a great idea for a coming out gift, and the fact that you care enough about me to do this at all (not to mention volume 1 of the gift...ahem) makes me grin like a Cheshire cat. Your support means a lot and this was so creative! Thank you so much. :)

  2. It was a pleasure to do and I needed to do day 24 at some point, so you helped me, really you did, and you're welcome. :-)