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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.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delurker

      aww cute

      Sep 13, 2011 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ginasf


      Sep 13, 2011 at 10:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      Edward Schweighardt is brilliant.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darsco76

      he is soooo adorable & funny lol

      Sep 13, 2011 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      And this is why I love CYE.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201

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

      Sep 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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…..you 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.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

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

      Me too.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_cambridge

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

      Sep 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi


      Sep 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • radgo

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

      Sep 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Sep 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Sep 14, 2011 at 1:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

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

      Sep 14, 2011 at 2:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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!

      Sep 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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