HBO’s Flamboyant Gay Kid Will Sew His Way Into Your… Um… Heart?

Meet Edward Schweighardt, the flamboyant kid from a recent episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Eddie loves Project Runway, sewing, and certain fashions from the 1930s and 40s. Not since Ugly Betty‘s Justin have we fallen so much in love with a flamboyant kid on TV. But just a warning: Eddie’s still learning the difference between a good gift and an absolutely horrible gift—forgive his faux pas.

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  • Marie Cohn

    Part of the joke is that his own mother (played by Ana Gasteyer) and her friends are totally clueless about her son; only Larry has little pre-gay boy “gaydar.” It was funny.

  • delurker

    aww cute

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  • Darsco76

    he is soooo adorable & funny lol

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    And this is why I love CYE.

  • QJ201

    Does this explain why my grandma taught me how to crochet and knit when I was 8?

  • Kieran

    You know what would be really funny? Having a child actor on the show portraying a “Jewish” kid. The Jewish boy would have a big nose and thick glasses ofcourse, constantly be counting his pennies, whinily demanding a raise in his allowance, refusing to buy anything for retail… get the idea. It would be hilarious.

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for THAT episode.

    But the effeminate gay male joke stereotypes are always welcome on TV.

  • Lefty

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones: “And this is why I love CYE.”

    Me too.

  • james_from_cambridge

    This kid is a fucking star! “Get a life Jews!” had me rolling on the floor!!!!

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  • radgo

    @Kieran: I could totally see that on Curb… and it WOULD be hillarious

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones


    You’ve obviously never watched Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry David has poked fun at Jews in ways that would make members of Stormfront uncomfortable.

    Larry David is an ally.

  • Vinny

    Have you ever seen Curb?? This show pokes funs at Jews constantly, and I find this gay portrayal funny and positive. One of HBO’s most popular programs, Sex and the City, had the most horrible portrayals of gays I’ve ever seen…yet gays embraced the hell out of it. Go figure.

  • Chris

    Meh, I am undecided, but it was nice that the guy didn’t seem to mind at all. I thought the swastika thing was hilarious, though.

  • edfu

    Give that kid an Emmy! The question does arise, however: Is he really like this in real life, or is he acting? But I don’t care. His performance and the script are both brilliant.

  • ewe

    I can’t believe it but i have no opinion on this topic. I am in shock.

  • newcityspot

    this show reminded me of a friend i had in college. she thought she was the most tolerant person, respecting people of their rights, especially gays.

    suspicious that it was all a pretense, i asked her, what if your child (one she would have in the future), was gay. in a state of shock and disgust, she said, my child isn’t going to be gay. i told her, oh that’s right, because you can control who they are.

    this show sheds light on the sad fact that parents think they can steer the child in a more socially acceptable direction vs. letting them express and explore who they are.

    what’s more sad is that this show spends a lot of time focusing on jewish “culture” in the US, and in this episode shows intolerance. the irony is that there’s a museum in Los Angeles titled “The Museum of Tolerance” which was founded mostly for Jewish people harmed in the Holocaust (it has now expanded to include exhibits of intolerance for other groups other than jewish people).

    next step, the rowdy boy that just wants to “wrestle” other boys. that was me! didn’t give a shit about fashion, but was always eager to wrestle with other boys. there are all kindsa gay boys out there!

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