Update: Someone from Eastsiders saw this post and messaged me on Twitter with a link to their web site. It's actually a great site...here you go... http://eastsiderstheseries.com/
I just started binge watching Eastsiders, a gay TV show that started out on You Tube (which I love) and then started streaming through Logo TV's web site (which I also love). And, part of it was funded through a Kickstarter campaign. I'm actually watching it on Netflix right now, but I absolutely love anything that bucks the old boy Hollywood system and originates online in true indie fashion.
Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever? Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives. Cal's best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they're all in her head. Stephen Guarino guest stars as a party promoter throwing one last bash before the apocalypse. - Written by Kit Williamson
I'll be honest. At first I wasn't sure what to expect with this show, but after the very first episode I got hooked and wound up binge watching. I think it's far better than Looking because there's nothing self-indulgent about it...meaning it's not all about characters being just gay and nothing else...and I didn't see any stereotypes whatsoever. Give it a chance. I think you'll love it. And even if you don't love it as much as I do, I think you'll find it interesting to watch as a character study.
You can read more here.
I couldn't find a web site for the show, but there's more here on Wiki.
Trailer For James Franco's King Cobra
The trailer for James Franco's King Cobra was released and I had to post something about it. I know I moan about Franco sometimes, but the truth is he bucks the old boy Hollywood system, too, and he should get credit for that. I think the problem is that a lot of people aren't sure why he's so interested in gay culture...when he's not gay.
Since the project was announced nearly a year ago, there’s been a lot of talk about King Cobra, the murderous tale of lust, greed and crime set against a wholesome gay adult film backdrop.
And though we’ve seen images and a clip and even heard from the real life Brent Corrigan about how he’s portrayed, we’ve oddly still been waiting on a trailer.
You can check it out here. There's also some gruesome back story that will put it all together in case you don't even know what King Cobra is about.
Flip Flops, Worshiping Arm Pits, and Other Gay Fetishes
When I had the cover for my indie novella, Cage James, designed, I didn't put that model in flip flops by accident. I knew about the flip flop fetish and I wanted to write a story that included something about the flip flop fetish. And it wasn't easy to get a model in flip flops. With that said, here's an article that backs me up...with regard to some of the fetishes gay men have.
Here's the one about a specific flip flop fetish, but the article really is more in-depth and it talks about why people have fetishes and it states that it's okay to have them.
I am from Brazil and everybody there wears Havaianas flip-flops. Those are the only ones that I have a fetish for. I remember playing checkers with a friend in my bedroom when I was 10 or 11. We decided that the loser had to pull his pants down and the winner would smack his ass with his Havaianas. I would always try to lose because I used to get erections from getting smacked. Maybe it stems from that.
You can read more about this here. And pay attention to the rest of the article. There's nothing wrong with you if you have a fetish...as long as it's legal.
There are comments, too.