UPDATED: Bill Doty is a filmmaker. We know this because he has an IMDB page. For those not familiar with that indespensible resource, it’s like a really, really gay version of HockeyDB. Bill’s latest work hit our screen this morning. It’s MSFW funny and fits so well into our sweet spot. Well, one of our sweet spots. Bill was good enough to respond to some questions we had about the production on Gay Miracle on Ice, or as we call it, the Citizen Kane of gay hockey films, and those follow after the embed.
PB: What’s your hockey background? Ever play?
Bill: I am the tall blond in the white jersey you see NEVER skating in the video. That’s how good I am.
PB: Where did the idea for this spring from?
Bill: It’s based on a true story. It was filmed back in 08 actually after the story came out. It was for a show I wrote and produced that ran on TBS’s Super Deluxe website. I filmed over 150 episodes of real news stories made into funny videos… well I hoped were funny.
PB: Are you gay? If not, do you want to be?
Bill: I am not gay but I’d like to be. There is no better way to double your wardrobe than dating a guy who is your size.
PB: If not, we’re going to call you an ally, unless you have another clever euphimism you’d like us to use instead.
Bill: Being from LA and having several gay friends I’m often referred to as the token straight guy.
PB: What are the plans for a full length feature?
Bill: I’d love to see Gay Miracle on Ice in Space
PB: Can we get Associate Producer credit?
Bill: Sounds like you’re a financial backer?
PB: After that runaway success, maybe a sequel?
Bill: I think Miracle on Ice 2: The Electric Bugaloo
PB: Will you promise the sequel won’t suck like Godfather III or all those Star Wars one did?
Bill: I can’t promise my lunch won’t suck… so there’s that.
PB: Are you really a vicious homophobe in disguise?
Bill: I think the only thing I truly hate… and would rally against it… is pineapple on pizza
PB: A fave team? Will you be a Caps fan? Or just fake it?
Bill: Sure… the Caps it is!