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Saturday, January 7th, 2023

Will ‘The Real Friends of Weho’ become as watchable as Bravos ‘Real Housewives Series’?

 

Back in 2010 Logo TV decided it was time that there should be a gay male version of a Real Housewives TV Show.  After all, it was no secret that they made up a significant proportion of the audience of all the Bravo series.  So they launched The A-List New York following 6 gay/bisexual men which met with very mixed reviews.  The New York Daily News found that the cast could be “tiresome” whilst The A.V. Club was sharply critical, calling the cast “vapid and materialistic” and characterizing the series as being “about stupid people doing stupid things”.

The series was canceled after one year, and also in 2010  Homestead Entertainment launched Hollywood Houseboys.   3 friends  (all young gay African Americans) set out to document their lives for reality television until very tragically one of the cast members is murdered in real life.

13 years on and with the Real Housewives Franchise going from strength to strength, MTV is going to try its hand with a new gay male ‘spinoff’ The Real Friends of WeHo. The show will chronicle the lives of six gay men living in West Hollywood, California. with a cast of ‘a list’ and celebrity gay men They include  Canada’s Drag Race judge Brad Goreski, choreographer Todrick Hall, actor Curtis Hamilton, Buttah Skincare CEO Dorión Renaud, social media star Joey Zauzig, and Jaymes Vaughan, who is the fiancé of actor Jonathan Bennett. 

According to a press release  “The series is an “unfiltered and honest look at a select group of friends living, loving and pursuing their passions in the West Hollywood community,”  While The Real Friends of WeHo promises plenty of drama onscreen, it’s already generated some off-screen, as well. In a tweet posted the same day as the trailer, actor Chris Salvatore claimed that some gays from a “certain reality show” refused to film with him because he had an OnlyFans. 

 

The show is set to premiere on Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT following RuPaul’s Drag Race


Posted by queerguru  at  12:00


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