Excerpt from the TV Show Friends - #5 - Fortune

Excerpt from the TV Show Friends - #5

Duncan [Phoebe’s Husband]: Oh God, I don’t know how to tell you this. I’m straight.

Phoebe: Huuh.

Duncan: Yeah, I know, I.

Phoebe: I, I don’t, I don’t understand, how can you be straight? I mean, you’re, you’re so smart and funny and you throw such great Academy Award parties.

Duncan: I know, that’s what I kept telling myself but you just reach a point where you can’t live a lie anymore.

Phoebe: So how long have you known?

Duncan: Well I guess on some level I always knew I was straight. I thought I was supposed to be something else, you know, I’m an ice dancer, all my friends are gay, I was just tryin’ to fit in.

Phoebe: And um, and there’s actually a, a woman?

Duncan: Her name’s Debra.

Phoebe: Oh. Well is she, is she the first that you’ve been with?

Duncan: Well, I’ve never told you this but, there were one or two times, back in college, when I’d get really drunk, go to a straight bar and wake up with a woman next to me. But I, I, I told myself it was the liquor and e-everyone experiments in college.

Phoebe: Sure.

Duncan: But now I know I don’t have a choice about this, I was born this way.

Phoebe: I, I don’t know what to say. I mean, you know, you’re married to someone for six years and you think you know him and then one day says, ’Oh, I’m not gay.’

Author David Crane & Marta Kauffman
Work Friends (T.V. Show)