American Horror Story vet Denis O’Hare spoke about what the current season Freak Show is saying about the LGBT community. O’Hare is the perfect cast member to speak about this subject as he currently plays a super well-endowed con artist who has an interest for male hustlers in addition to his money making schemes.
For O’Hare, it was an opportunity for American Horror Story: Freak Show to address the undertones on the show. In an interview with the Examiner O’Hare addressed those nuances displayed on American Horror Story.
“I think what’s so great about [creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk] and the team of writers is that they’re never content to simply write about one thing. They’re always using the occasion to raise awareness or consciousness.”
His character Stanley isn’t the only closeted character on this season of American Horror Story. Dell played by Michael Chiklis at one point attempts suicide because of his desires and oppression. O’Hare spoke about both characters and how they deal with their sexuality differently.
“It’s really interesting to see Dell as one expression of that, somebody who’s so deeply closeted that he actually considers hanging himself in the last episode, to someone like Stanley, who just seems to roll with it, but he’s hiring hustlers to basically fulfill himself, so that’s certainly not healthy.”
In a previous interview with Collider, O’Hare discussed how he’s always been surprised by how far things go on American Horror Story.
“While watching last week’s episode, where I was standing in the road, basically doing obscene things to Michael Chiklis, I thought, ‘Can we push the envelope further? How much envelope is left?’ But we never know what’s going to happen. It’s Ryan Murphy’s world and we just wait for word.”
As for whether or not he will return for another season of American Horror Story, the actor seems to think it’s likely.
“When I joined last year, I signed a two-year contract, so the idea is that I would come back for this year. But until he comes up with the idea and until he finds parts for us, we really have to wait. Last year, I got a call about mid-January, where he offered me Stanley. So this year, if it all follows the same pattern, I should be hearing from him sometime in January or February. In terms of what I want to play again, I trust him.”
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