Web Series

New Web Series Wants To Tackle The Messy Side Of Open Marriages

A new web series is coming out to humorously discuss open relationships and how sloppy they can get sometimes.

The new web series Michael And Michael Are Gay tries to be a campy telling of “two sex-positive married misfits named Michael.”

The series stars a real-life couple named Michael Feldman (from ABC’s The Neighbors) and Michael Rachlis (from Adult Swim’s Great Job and Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show).

The first episode is set to release on February 26 with hopes to have a full season later on (crowdfunding willing).

You can check out the trailer below to see if you’d be interested in checking out the first episode (which shows cameos by Kit Williamson of Eastsiders and Youtuber Michael Henry).

Also, you can click here if you want to help raise the money to make a full season of Michael and Michael are Gay.

h/t: Queerty

Second Season of "I'm Fine" Tackles Being Asian, Being Mixed, & Being Gay

The web series I’m Fine is back, and this time it’s tackling the topics of being Asian, being bi-racial, and being gay.

The second season of I’m Fine premiered recently on Deeko and people are already talking about its plot.

The comedy series, which is written and directed by Brandon Kirby, follows a diverse group of gay men dealing with love, life, and Los Angeles.

At the start of this second season, character Jeff, who’s played by Lee Doud, explores the realities of dating while being racially mixed.

For instance, in one scene, which you watch below, we see Jeff on a date with a white man who can’t get over the fact that he “doesn’t look Asian.”

While promoting the web series, Doud shared his mentality for Jeff’s arc in this second season.

“Brandon and I got to talking about where Jeff’s story was heading,” Doud explains. “I told him I really wanted to address Jeff’s/my race.”

“I’m half Chinese and half Caucasian, and not only are Asian-Americans wildly underrepresented in film and TV but I also believe Asian-American men are desexualized in media.”

Doud continues, “The date itself is more of an amalgamation of some experiences I’ve had as someone of mixed race, either being mistaken for another ethnicity or just not being ‘enough’ of one or the other to fit a stereotype or preconceived notion.”

Again, you can check out the scene down below.

Like what you see? You can check out the first episode HERE.

Falling For Angels Web Series Tackles Threesomes & Pos/Neg Dating

The latest episode of Falling for Angels is out.

Here TV’s anthology web series depicts different aspects and subcultures of gay life in Los Angeles.

We’ve already told you about another episode, which depicted the budding love between two Asian Angelenos from Koreatown. That story showed how the two men met while also discussing larger issues like the intersectionality of being gay and being Asian as well as being adopted.

Now, the fifth episode is out and it tackles totally different topics in gay L.A. culture.

In this episode, titled after the real LA neighborhood Silver Lake, film editor Jeffry (played by Johnny Kostrey) and event-planner Brendon (played by Looking’s Daniel Franzese) decide to spice up their relationship by including aspiring singer-songwriter Star (played by Diego Escobar) into their relationship.

But not only does the episode explore open relationships, threesomes, and the benefits/complications of both, but it also explores other topics like HIV-negative/positive relationships, PrEP, marijuana, and more.

If you’re interested in checking out the fifth chapter in this anthology series called Falling for Angels, you can check it out below.

Anthology Web Series "Falling For Angels" Shows The Many Sides Of Gay L.A.

Gay men are insatiable when it comes to representation on our big and small screens, and that’s mostly because representation is still barely there.

Though GLAAD’s yearly report states that the 2017-2018 season showed the most LGBTQ characters on broadcast television, it’s ultimately still only 6.4% of tv characters.

On top of that, the report found that LGBTQ characters of color are underrepresented in the already underrepresented LGBTQ group. Most LGBTQ characters on tv are cisgender white men (specifically, 77% white characters on streaming and 64% on cable).

As such, whenever web series or tv shows take the time to represent LGBTQ people color, we have to talk about them and share them.

One such show to look out for is HereTV's Falling For Angels.

Falling For Angels depicts LGBTQ people of color living the polarizing life of being LGBTQ and also being a person of color.

Specifically, the half-hour anthology web series depicts different stories of queer men of color living in Los Angeles. Each story is different, tells stories of different characters facing different situations and circumstances and dealing with different dynamics of being queer and Black, Asian, Latino, Native, or whatever else.

The latest episode in the series is Falling for Angels: Koreatown, which depicts the relationship between Kevin (Ty Chen) and Gino (Dale Song).

The story starts with an app hookup between the two where the condom breaks.

“Did it get messy?” the bottom asks.

“You have nothing to worry about,” says the top. “I’m clean…The Cedars–Sinai emergency room has PEP. I’ll call you an Uber.”

The story then follows the two as they explore their relationship, their connection with the LGBTQ community, their separate Asian communities, the experience of being adopted, and more.

But, if you want to check that out, you can watch the episode down below.