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“GAYS: The Series”

“GAYS: The Series”

“GAYS: The Series”
March 20
20:26 2014

Hey there!


New original web series, “GAYS,” premieres Episodes Three
and Four on March 16, 2014


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Following the release of a sexy teaser trailer, and the launch of a buzz
generating social media blitz, GAYS, a new half hour original series about—you
guessed it—a group of gay friends in New York City, premiered on January 12th
2014. The first two episodes went live at, as well as on VIMEO, while cast, crew and
the extended Gays family screened them at a packed premiere party. The event
took place at XES lounge, a late night staple in New York City’s famed
neighborhood of Chelsea. Not only did XES host the GAYS premiere, but it also
features prominently in the show, as do many New York City landmark

Strategically timed to premiere the same day as HBO’s
GIRLS, GAYS continues to hope to reach a similar, if broader, crowd. Paying
homage to, rather than spoofing, the HBO series, GAYS is about four friends
trying to make it in New York City. Though the lead characters can be defined as
gay, the series aims to transcend labels, rather conveying the struggles that
any group 20-something friends faces when living and working in NYC. Episodes
three and four take us deeper into the lives of this relatable, flawed and funny
group. The episodes will go live March 16th 2014, and screen at another exciting
premiere party, this time at Therapy in Hells Kitchen.

“I wanted to create a show that followed the lives of four men who happened to be gay, but
the show was actually about the bigger universal aspects of life that all of us
people deal with: love, work problems, friendship, family, etc.,“ remarks Peter
William Dunn, the native New Yorker who conceived and penned GAYS. With the
uptick in original gay content, particularly in the online sphere, GAYS
characterizes itself apart from the rest: as a true slice-of-life—from the glitz
and glam to the harrowing and humiliating—everything one feels in a typical day.
“The most fascinating thing with people is that we’re all so different, yet
we’re all so shockingly the same That’s what I hope viewers will take away from
the show, the realization that the LGBT characters in GAYS are relatable, real
and emotionally accessible to everyone, no matter sexual orientation or gender

So far, Dunn has made good on those aims.
The show has garnered numerous write-ups and a wealth of online buzz. Gays’
social media reveals a growing fan base, eagerly awaiting the rest of their
freshman season, and praising the show for a fresh, honest, captivating take on
it’s subject matter. Thanks to fans, Gays was chosen as the Number One Indie
Series of the Week and Peter Dunn was named Favorite Actor of the week on, shortly after
the series debut. Initially just an idea of Dunn’s, things got real in the
latter half of 2013, and his passion project became that of the whole GAYS
family, as they now refer to themselves. The investment of the GAYS cast and
crew has been remarkable—and with a limited budget, it is for a true belief in
and commitment to the project that they have logged 70-80 hour shooting weeks,
and an intense, location-based schedule that traversed New York City, often
during the same day. As Jay William Thomas, who plays Jackson, noted, “GAYS
opened me up to an entirely new world. It’s made me more aware of who I am as a
person, actor and friend. When you realize that the people you work with are
becoming your family, that’s a good feeling. Everyone should strive for

As authenticity was important to the filming, GAYS was
shot entirely on location in NYC: from key city landscapes such as Central Park
and Coney Island to New York cultural institutions such as The Village
Underground and Tribeca Cinemas to local merchants such as Mezetto and V Bar as
well as those with gay ties such as Suite bar and XES.

Aside from Thomas and Dunn, who is acting as well, the GAYS main characters are played
by model/actor Thomas Gibbons and NYC nightlife personality Markus Kelle.
Rounding out the cast during Season 1 are Justin Garascia, Peter Giessl, Marina
Pulido and Corey Wright. GAYS will also co-star comedian Lynne Koplitz,
currently of WE’s Joan Knows Best, as well Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny.
The series was shot by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Ed

Episodes and content will continue to become available
online over the coming months.

Media Contacts

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Ian Patrick:

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