So, it's been seven years since we last spoke. One thing that I've been curious about is that Trick still seems, when I think of all the gay DVDs I don't put on eBay after owning them for a few months because I know I'm not going to watch them again, there's an enduring quality to it. Obviously, you're a bit biased, but do you have any insight into that?
I don't know. I'd like to think it's because I think we kind of came at the end of a wave of gay films in a way, even independent film was changing in New York City by the late 90s and early 2000, stuff started shifting... you know, I think it's just the conception of the movie, Trick, was coming from more of a human point of view and not necessarily a specifically gay point of view. I think it's really just about two people really unconsciously looking for intimacy and love, and that's kind of a universal theme. One of the reasons I wanted to make the movie was that it wasn't so specifically gay. It wasn't about coming out. It wasn't about HIV. It was about human issues of just being yourself, finding intimacy and finding love. So, I don't know, I'd like to think it's on some level that we stumbled on a kind of classic little story that has endured, and we're very proud of it. LOGO plays it every other month, so it's really nice. If someone had told me that seven years ago, I never would have thought...
Yeah, and I always think my bias with the movie is just that New York City, even though you shot it after you had left or at the end of your run there, the movie is seen through the eyes of someone really in love with New York and all the little poetry that exists there.
Very much so. I was in love with New York then. I'm probably not in love with New York now; I'm in love with California, because that's where I live. But I love New York and always loved movies that had a real feeling for the street and just... I don't know, there's just something indefinable about the space and the pace of the city and, you know, if you're just kind of true to it within the movie that subconsciously affects the movie in general. I think I have a pretty good bullshit meter, so I think that helps me in my direction.