Not since Queer As Folk have we had an unabashedly shameless show that features gay men as proud and sexual human beings. Despite coming under fire from straights who found it perverse and gays who found it stereotypical and damning, the show lasted 5 healthy seasons before going the way of the gay dodo (if there ever were gay dodos, they went out with the rest of them.)
Enter "In Between Men," a show brought to my attention by my LA buddy, Erik J. McIntyre (thanks Erik!) Featured on Jezebel yesterday, In Between Men is a new gay web series that explains itself thusly:
In Between Men is a sexy, new dramedy about All- American guys who feel caught between two worlds, not truly knowing where they fit in.
In Between Men follows four friends in NYC who live "in between" a gay world, whose clichés they don't relate to, and a straight world they don't belong to. They are successful, professional men not defined by their sexuality. Through wild adventures, racy storylines, joys and pains, underscored by the pulse of New York City, In Between Men examines the relationships the men have between each other, their lovers, and the greater community.
You had me at "racy storylines". I like racy. I'd run a race for racy. I'd date a girl named Tracy, were she racy. I'm kidding on that last one (OR AM I?)
I've only watched the trailer but already 15 seconds into it there are two hot shirtless guys making out. Consider me an official fan. Now, bear in mind, In Between Men is a WEB SERIES. That means you won't be seeing it on Bravo or Logo or anywhere else. You gotta hunker down in front of your laptop to watch the show.
I've never watched a web series before, besides my friend Matt Kirsch's hilarious Webby-winning web short series, duder. This show also features a gay character: him. It's a Brooklyn-based comedy series featuring Matt and his roommate and the wacky Seinfeld-ian situations they get into in a very hipstery-world. I recommend it highly, especially given it's finally back with new episodes.
Want to watch In Between Men? Click this link right here.
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