A few summers ago my friend Eli Rarey (The Famous Joe Project, Hard Decisions) showed me a script he had written, and I instantly fell in love. It was about a gay guy living on his own after a break-up, and the exterminator who shows up to deal with an uncanny infestation. The story was melancholy and absurdly funny—and it tracked very neatly to where I was in my life at that moment. Now the short film that we made out of that awesome script, The Exterminator, is premiering this weekend at the Atlanta Shorts Fest.
Wednesday is “friends’ day” here at The Novus, as well as in my everyday life. This week I’d like to draw your attention to 100 Boyfriend’s Mixtape, a new film by my very talented friend Brontez Purnell which is premiering this Saturday at Outfest.
Last week i was joined on The Novus by the lovely and gracious VivvyAnne ForeverMORE to talk about the show she recently co-produced: Work MORE! 7: Daughters of a Riot, which was a celebration of San Francisco’s hidden queer history, via the mediums of drag performance, signing, burlesque, and dance. By all accounts it was an amazing program, and now Vivvy is making her way to L.A.
For different people home means different things. For some it might be their childhood home, or the city they grew up in, or the apartment they share with their lover or best friend. For me, home is an altogether different kind of place.
This week on the podcast I’m joined by my very funny friend, Kenny Neal Shults, part of the creative team behind the “I Like to Party” PrEP PSA featuring adult film actor JD Phoenix.
A few months ago on The Novus Homo I was joined by my good friend, Brontez Purnell, ostensibly to talk about his amazing quasi-biography—Johnny Would You Love Me (If My Dick Were Bigger)—but most of the conversation ended up devoted to our slightly complicated (and vaguely unhealthy) relationships with San Francisco and Los Angeles, the way we each have handled being HIV-positive, and the way in which life often forces us to choose between art and romance…
In this episode I have the great pleasure to sit down with my Hard Decisions co-star, James Cerne.
Last year, as we labored lovingly to bring writer/director Eli Rarey‘s script for to life, I found my becoming increasingly fascinated; I’d known James for just about as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles, but working side-by-side I quickly realized that I barely knew him at all.