Eric lands a mid year position in the eatery of a carnival. Likewise on the staff: his closest companion Maggie (Tina Holmes), a lesbian administrator named Angie (Lea DeLaria) and a blondie fellow named, definitely, Rod (Anderson Gabrych), who needs to tempt him. Eric doesn’t have the typical tumultuous battle against his developing gay personality; Rod grins at him, Eric gets the thought and in a moderately brief time they’re sharing quality time in the meat locker. It’s undeniable to Angie, and even in an unacknowledged approach to Maggie, that they’re a thing.
We see a tad bit of Eric’s homelife. His father (John Eby) is a salt-of-the-earth sort, and his mother (Stephanie McVay), a significantly more completely created character, is a previous artist who put her profession on hold for marriage and parenthood, however takes pride in the new age sytheses Eric sorts out on his electronic console. As Eric’s haircut transforms from mop-top to David Bowie and his eyeliner utilization goes up, she starts to stress – particularly when he begins staying out throughout the night and (in spite of the fact that insufficient is made of this) getting back home smashed.