Are you familiar with Freckle? If you aren’t, you should be.
Freckle is a character on the queer web series The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, a fabulous and filthy show featuring Freckle (played by Jason Greene) as the gender fluid, highly sexual, lusciously lush, feigning fancy comic relief. They are a gem.
The character is full of many, many, many witticisms but is most well known for a brilliant back-and-forth with the show’s frustratingly gorgeous Brian Jordan Alvarez in episode four. The bit goes like this –
Has there ever been a line of dialogue more truth than this? I’m sure there has been but this line is so painfully true and representative of the secret of success: paying more for things that are markedly frustrating. Such is life.
Anyway, Freckle’s line has become a calling card of sorts, evolving into a super queer meme that is raking it up on Tumblr, building to a crossover that the straights will steal. You’ve probably seen the meme in passing and I wanted to dedicate some airspace to Freckle and their brilliantly remixed philosophy, that “Sometimes X that are X are worse.”