‘I like the wine, not the label’

Celebrating Europride Valletta ’23 with a Schitt’s Creek throwback

As we’re slap bang in the middle of Europride ’23 celebrations, what better way to honour all genders and sexual orientations than with a throwback to one of the most iconic scenes from the TV series Schitt’s Creek?

For those of you who are missing out on this epic piece of TV, if you’re into feel-good, comedy and all sorts of heartwarming stuff, do look it up. While the main plotline does not relate to LGBTQIA+ themes, David (Dan Levy) gets the most epic story arc that explains exactly what it means to be pansexual. And he does so with grace and humour.

In a nutshell, after a good make-out sesh with the (female, cis-gendered) Stevie (Emily Hampshire), the latter attempts to communicate subtly that she was under the impression David was not attracted to women. What follows is one of the funniest, and most heart-warming exchanges in television history.

“I only drink red wine. I thought you, too, only drink red wine. I guess I was wrong?” And David’s reply – “I like the wine, not the label.”

More gems – such as “I sampled a Merlot that used to be a Chardonnay” – follow, in what must be the best-ever explaination about the diversity of sexual orientation. With some still espousing oudated and discriminatory views about the queer community and same-sex parenting, maybe all they need is a viewing of Schitt’s Creek to put things in perspective.

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