Originally published on Advocate.com April 03 2004 1:00 AM ET
Out Queer as Folk regular Peter Paige is turning his attention to the big screen with Donut Hole. Paige will direct and star in the indie film based on a script he wrote. Kathy Najimy is in negotiations to costar. Donut is described as a satirical comedy centering on a young artist (Paige) who goes on a desperate search to replace his relationship with his godson, who has moved to Japan with his family. He tries a babysitting business, works in a toy store, and spends his free time playing with kids at nearby playgrounds before catching the attention of a neighborhood mom (Najimy) who determines that he is a danger to the community. Shooting is scheduled to start in May in Portland, Ore., shortly after Paige finishes filming his role as Emmett Honeycutt on the fourth season of Queer as Folk. Paige's own Full Paige Prods., along with Archer Production Ltd.'s Christopher Racster, will produce Donut. Donut marks Paige's feature directorial debut. He has worked in theater as a writer and director on such plays as Twisted and Pantophobia. In the fall he worked on director Don McKellar's ensemble film Childstar opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dave Foley, Gil Bellows, and Eric Stoltz.