(A rough) Translation of the new SKAM part ‘Pride’
Text message to Even:
Hi, I’ve been washing stairs for 6 hours and am dying of ODW overdose. What did you do today? It was nice seeing you yesterday, wanna hang out?
E: Hello my little friend! Hi!
E: I have a small prize for you since you were so good and paid your rent today!
I: You have a prize for me?
E: Yes. You want it?
I: Uh, sure.
E: Okay, I’ll let you choose a hand.
I: Uhh, right.
E: Choose left.
I: Then I’ll take the left..!
E: Voila! For you.
I: Oh, an air purifier..! Funny.
E: Yeah, it’s one of those with a nice smell of lavender, which I thought you could have here in your room..
I: Thank you very much.
E: ..in case you’ll have that…guy..that guy Even over again. Or whatever his name was.
Eskild and Isak in unison: Uhm..
I: I guess I can tell you that..there’s kind of a…thing, between Even and me. We’re…uh, fooling around.
E: Really? That’s…That’s so cool, Isak. Hey, it’s absolutely fantastic.
I: You’re not surprised.
E: Isak, the first time I met you, you were sitting by yourself in a gay bar at 02:00 in the morning and you didn’t want to go home.
I: I’ve told you I didn’t know it was a gay bar. (pause) But it doesn’t mean that I’m gay.
E: No, I mean, it doesn’t really matter. The most important thing is that you’ve found someone you like.
I: There’s nothing wrong in being gay, I’m just not like..gay gay.
E: Okay, how do you mean?
I: No, you know, like you.
E: Okay? And..how am I?
I: You do understand what I mean. You speak openly about sucking dick and Kim Kardashian and lavender. I mean, I totally respect that you take that whole ’gay package’ all the way, but it’s just..like, I’m not like that.
E:Like, I’m not trying to go all out with any ’gay package’. I’m only trying to be myself, Isak.
I: Yeah, god, I understand. I didn’t mean to…Of course you are just being yourself. What I mean is it seems that…everyone associates being gay with being that way. And that’s kind of a bummer, for those who are not like that. So it’s not like I’m gonna use mascara or tights or go all Gay Pride just because I like Even.
E: Okay, let me..tell you one thing about these people you don’t what to be associated with, Isak. About the people who have put on tights and mascara and gone out to fight for the right to be themselves. These are people who’ve, up through the years, chosen to stand their ground even while being harassed, experienced hatred, who’ve been assaulted and killed. And it’s not because they are so extremely keen on being different, but because they would rather die than be someone they’re not. That, Isak…takes courage on such a completely different level than what most people are able to understand. And I.. I believe that before you’ve fought that battle yourself, before you have had the guts to stand up for who you are, you should be really fucking careful about putting yourself above Gay Pride.
I: I didn’t mean to put myself above it.
E: Yeah. Yeah, Isak, you did. (Pause) And now I don’t really feel like talking to you any more, so now you can…sit here and think about what I’ve told you.
Text message from Even:
Hi. It was nice seeing you too. I don’t know, but maybe things are going a bit too fast..I know that it’s my fault, but I need some time, I’m sorry.
(ODW = Operation Day’s Work, look it up I don’t have the energy to explain..!)