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On ‘The Outs’ With Adam Goldman, New York’s Newest Star in the Web’s Gay TV Renaissance

On ‘The Outs’ With Adam Goldman, New York’s Newest Star in the Web’s Gay TV Renaissance

The lastest episode of The Outs ends with sad Mitchell, played by series creator Adam Goldman, asleep on his couch, beer in hand, lying aside a photo of a half-naked athlete and a small pipe filled with ashes of weed. As the screen faded to black at Brooklyn’s Berry Park, the audience roared. The character Mitchell [...]

July 6, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

Your New Favorite New York Gay and Lesbian Web Series: ‘The Outs’ and ‘The Slope’

Your New Favorite New York Gay and Lesbian Web Series: ‘The Outs’ and ‘The Slope’

As Jack in a Box wraps its final season, you’ll find plenty of shows online to sate your thirst for intelligent gay and lesbian New York comedy this summer. The queer Woody Allens are here (of course, they have predecessors). Episodes of The Outs have been making the rounds across the gay web, and it’s easy to see [...]

June 1, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 3

‘Gay’s Anatomy’ Returns, Obscenity Intact

‘Gay’s Anatomy’ Returns, Obscenity Intact

If you’re a fan of Children’s Hospital, but are looking for more gays in your medical procedural satire, look no further than Gay’s Anatomy, a sitcom about urology residents currently releasing its second season. “It’s residency year two, hookers, and I’m a lean, mean urology machine!” Jim confesses in the opening of Gay’s Anatomy‘s second season. “Seriously I’m [...]

May 7, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘The Variants’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘The Variants’

I was going to write about this awhile ago, but my schedule is all out of sorts! Still, it’s never too late to spotlight an indie web series trying to get produced. This edition of “Crowdfunding of Campaigns to Watch” features The Variants, a cult web series about the behind-the-scenes zaniness of an actual Texas [...]

May 4, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘The Variants’

The End of Post-Identity Television

The End of Post-Identity Television

Thanks to NewforTVMajors for linking. Nothing ever “ends” in culture — and nothing is ever new. Conditions change. Culture changes, sometimes. Still, it does feel like a certain era is ending. That era might be called the post-identity era, which, in television, had its prime in the 2000s. “Post-identity” here refers to the casting of characters [...]

April 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Features Comments Off on The End of Post-Identity Television

‘Anyone But Me’ Concludes Quietly With Super-Sized Finale

‘Anyone But Me’ Concludes Quietly With Super-Sized Finale

Readers of this blog might suspect I play favorites. It’s kind of true: I have a soft spot for series by and about historically underserved groups. Anyone But Me is not merely a “lesbian series” (what show is?). The show premiered in 2008 after the Writers Strike and gradually built a large and impassioned fan base. [...]

March 22, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 3

Can We Kickstart Gay Programming?

Can We Kickstart Gay Programming?

UPDATE: As Logo makes a sharp shift away from gay programming, producers of gay shows have lost a buyer but gained a more eager audience online. UPDATE 10/1/2012: DTLA is headed to Logo. Two years ago I mourned the death of the “gay show.” In the early-mid 2000s cable networks boasted scripted shows with all-gay leads — Queer [...]

February 2, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture Comments Off on Can We Kickstart Gay Programming?

‘Jack in a Box’ Creator On His WGA Nomination and Writing Jack “Happy”

‘Jack in a Box’ Creator On His WGA Nomination and Writing Jack “Happy”

Originally posted at Tubefilter In last week’s 30 Rock sixth season premiere, Liz “Cranky Sue” Lemon was, all of a sudden, happy! Fans saw her skipping with animated birds and smooching on a mystery man (James Marsden). It was about time. Sitcoms about cranks have two options: cling relentlessly to the joke or allow characters to [...]

January 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 1

Web Series Spotlight: ‘It Gets Betterish’ Hates Lady Gaga

Web Series Spotlight: ‘It Gets Betterish’ Hates Lady Gaga

Your friend sets you up on a blind date. So you head over to your local, non-profit, organic, trans-friendly laundromat and pick up a black shirt for the occasion. You meet the mystery man at a unpretentiously chic New York bar only to find out: he’s a Republican! What do you say? “I hope you [...]

November 17, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4

Fan Production as Industrial Response in ‘Transformative Works & Cultures’

Fan Production as Industrial Response in ‘Transformative Works & Cultures’

Some of you may remember the web series The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else, a satirical show about Rasha, a Lebanese lesbian forced to date men to finance her book project. The series got a lot of coverage last year, from NPR to Jezebel, and a host of lesbian-focused blogs and websites. Super-syndicated across various [...]

November 15, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on Fan Production as Industrial Response in ‘Transformative Works & Cultures’