Monday, September 28, 2009
Great Hera! I hoped this was a rumor, but it's not.
My buddy, Howard mentioned this on Twitter and I found this "confirmation" about the show.
NOOOO! We don't need this! I blog about this last month. This will be mess, entertaining, but mess! You know what LOGO, instead of party boys and shallow power gays, showcase loving and down to earth gay couples.
After seeing posts on Gawker and RadarOnline last Friday about Logo's big new gay "Real Houseboys of New York" series (that's my title, not theirs), I had to try and get confirmation from this from my Logo colleagues here. Here's what I found out...
YES, there is a show like this actually in the works, and True Entertainment, the folks who produce The Real Housewives of Atlanta and HGTV's Design Star (not to mention The Gastineau Girls -- ouch!) are behind it.Just about anybody in gay NYC knows prominent media gays, publicists, event planners, DJs, party promoters, Broadway producers... The casting possibilities are endless. Let's hope that this is tackled in some way that's not inherently embarrassing. OR, more to the point, let's just hope it's a big sprawling gay train wreck that'll be chronicling demented homo drama from Fashion Week to Fire Island; from Therapy to Sugarland; from GLAAD cocktail shindigs to Bana Pool Parties
If you ask me, these are the real power couples. They are not trying to be famous or Carrie Bradshaw, they are just trying to be. We don't need more bitchy and silly gays flashing drama all over TV.
In the midst of DOMA and gay marriage battles, why not showcase simple, non-glossy gay relationships. We always see the glitter and gold versions of us, why not present regular gay couples living, working and raising familes?
LOGO, please! Erase and rewind. We need to show more to our culture, this is a chance to do so.