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When speaking about his pansexual character’s love life so far on the show, Levy says that his goal has never been to saddle David with the responsibility to help others learn about tolerance or compassion.
“A lot of queer characters get painted with either a caricature brush, or they’re used to teach in a way,” says Levy.
“Veiled homophobia will not be tolerated, and should not be.
"Maybe they were missing that whiff of American slickness, they might have been more used to the American style – this was a definite marriage of cultures, for sure," he said.
Going live from Hollywood to a possible 98 million households was daunting, he added.
"We do our show live every week – but live in the studio in Toronto when you're having one guest in at a time or one webcam or one phoner is different than having nine or 10 cast members and orchestrating a massive red carpet event with 25 L. sheriff's department guys," he said with a laugh. "When we invented the show, we never anticipated this sort of thing, being embraced by Americans and having this opportunity," he said. We felt like, if nothing else, let's be honest, let's be direct, let's be an advocate for the viewer ...
In episode 6, which aired on February 27 on CBC, David’s super-sweet boyfriend, Patrick (Noah Reid) suggests that they host an open mic night at their shop, Rose Apothecary, to attract more local clients.
Whilst watching, I instantly predicted that David would be embarrassed by the idea and that I’d sit back and laugh at the beloved business partners-turned-boyfriends proceeding with marketing their artisanal goods to the townsfolk, business as usj. His acoustic performance of Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best,” coupled with David’s wordless reaction, had me in a puddle of tears.