Translation: He Made the Film Using the Gay, Inc., Hiring Paradigm

From Queer Channel Media re: well, you know…

BLADE: Theoretically could the film have worked with somebody like Marsha P. Johnson as the protagonist? Could you have gotten a green light with that approach?

EMMERICH: Well we never did get a green light. I gave my own green light. I love the Marsha P. Johnson character. I have friends who are trans women, but it felt to me like I’m a white male, I’m openly gay and we can have all forms of sexuality in this film, but I think it’s good to use somebody very close to yourself, you know, and find truth in that.

Some of his best friends are…

Oh, this just keeps getting better and better

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