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A Private Life 

A gay couple is attacked and one of them is killed, causing controversy among the family and a confession to be made.

Director:

Rodrigo García

Writers:

Alan Ball (creator), Kate Robin
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher
Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Balfour ... Gabe Dimas
Joel Brooks ... Robbie
Paul Terrell Clayton ... Eddie (as Terrell Clayton)
Ted Garcia Ted Garcia ... TV Reporter
Gunther Jenson Gunther Jenson ... Fundamentalist #1 (as Gunther Jensen)
Justina Machado ... Vanessa Diaz
Joan McMurtrey ... Patsy Foster
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Storyline

A pair of young gay men is attacked, resulting in Marc Foster, Jr's death. With citizens arguing over the morality or immorality of the situation, David feels extreme discomfort on his being gay, making it even more daunting when he is encouraged to confess it to Ruth. So does Keith, instructed to deal with any troublemakers who attend the funeral. Nate tries to convince Brenda that Billy should receive treatment as their parents suggested after he attacks him, but Brenda doesn't get it until it happens to her. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Federico Diaz: [to a gay-bashed corpse] OK, Cinderella. We're gonna have to work overtime to get you ready for the ball, because men don't make passes at girls with big gashes!
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Everything's Moving Too Fast
Performed by Peggy Lee
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Best episode of season 1; about something that has to be focused on
4 May 2012 | by tv_is_my_parentSee all my reviews

This episode is very special to me, mostly because I'm gay. When I watch Marc's death scene at the beginning, something in my heart breaks and shakes me, it's something really deep that a person is being killed because of something he didn't choose.

I'm not a religious person, in fact I'm an atheist but David's struggle with faith and his sexuality and the conflict it creates are beautifully written and portrayed, because homosexuality and religion are two opposite and conflicting things. Kate Robin is one of my favorite writers of the series, she touches carefully such sensitive issues.

I also love the other story lines. Billy's getting more sick and Brenda's accepting his situations are too real. Very good performances from both Griffiths and Sisto.

I also love Claire and Gabe's relationship, it's something nice found in the ruins. A Private Life is one of the series' highlights. My point to this flawless, beautiful and very special episode is 10/10.


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