IN THE TV SERIES Queer as Folk, Emmett Honeycutt was everyone’s favorite Southern queen a decade ago. He was portrayed by Peter Paige, a multi-talented actor, writer, and producer. In a more recent incarnation, Paige is co-creator of the groundbreaking drama The Fosters, which has aired on ABC Family on Monday nights since June 2013. The show, a production of Jennifer Lopez’ JLE company, features a biracial lesbian couple who have quite a diverse household: a biological child, an adopted set of twins (boy and girl, Mexican-American), and a set of foster siblings.
I sat down with Mr. Paige on a rare quiet morning for him in his Los Angeles apartment to talk about his career and his new hit show.
Chris Freeman, who teaches English and gender studies at USC, is co-editor of a forthcoming book of essays, The American Isherwood.