The whole scene was just played completely wrong.
I mean… when someone is experiencing a brand-spanking-new sexual orientation… well, there’s some things you just don’t do.
Kim’s been utterly patient and sensitive throught this whole bit, and I refuse to believe that she’d not pick up on Kerry being so uncomfortable… or, for that matter, not tell her friends in advance to back the hell off.
When someone figures out that they’re not straight, it’s just not right to break out with the queer theory and gay comedy. Yeesh. I don’t think that many gay people could reasonably be that dumb and insensitive.
Oh, and the “lifestyle” comment? Hello? You cannot want to have a bona fide same sex relationship without some greater context within the gay community. It just does not work that way.
On the re-read… there’s a compromise between “here’s your pride flag” and “never mention what we do in bed together”…and neither extreme served the characters. At all.