Watch: Scottish independence dilemma re-imagined as gay romantic comedy

Nick Duffy July 24, 2014
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A new web series is re-imagining the Scottish independence dilemma as a gay romantic comedy.

United Queendom, created by filmmaker Bob Denham, spoofs the independence dilemma, telling the story of Scott and Adrian, two lovers on the verge of breaking up.

The four-part series covers the pair’s turbulent relationship as Scott decides he wants to go it alone, while the pair squabble over the proceeds from his bath oils company, and Adrian worries he will end up footing the bill.

English actor Daniel Page, who plays Adrian, says he immediately fell in love with the concept when he read the script.

He said: “Politics should be poked fun at. I think it is actually a way of people engaging and in a way understand what is going on.”

Glasgow-born Damien Hughes, who plays Scott, added: “Politics is both incredibly important and incredibly ridiculous. People are really starting to wonder who these people are that run our countries.”

Creator Bob Denham is no stranger to the concept, in 2012 creating a spoof of the Greek bailout which recieved over 300,000 views.

He said: “I just felt the whole debate was missing something very British – humour.”

The series will start next month.

More: Alex Salmond, Better Together, comedy, Dilemma, England, Gay, independence, romantic, Scotland, Scotland, sitcom, SNP

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