Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is a very disappointing gay man on an upcoming episode of the Independent Film Channel's original comedy television series "Portlandia." According to SPIN on April 15, Homme is just the latest musician to make a cameo on the skit show created by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.
Now in its fourth season, the Peabody Award-winning show is known for its improvisation doesn't stop short when it comes to guest star musicians. Homme is just the latest and actually plays himself as Carrie Brownstein's gay brother in a satirical skit called "Disappointing Gays."
In the skit, Josh brings his new boyfriend, played by comedian Nick Swardson, home to meet his sister and things quickly become awkward, not because Josh is gay, but because Carrie has different expectations. When the couple and their dog visit Fred and Carrie there is hope that they will help them redecorate their house but are quickly surprised to find out that Josh and Nick aren't stereotypical gay men.
Carrie, a bit surprised when she finds out they would prefer to play X-Box and drink Jager bombs, labels them "disappointing gays." And instead of being interior design experts, Josh and Nick instead make a mess and of the house and are not only "disappointing gays," but also turn out to be terrible houseguests.
The role is just the latest acting gig Homme can add to his resume as an actor. Besides auditioning as a droid for "Star Wars," he was the voice behind the character of Satan in "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," and has also sang a taxidermy love song with Reggie Watts in an episode of "Comedy Bang! Bang!." The episode featuring Josh Homme airs on April 18 on IFC.