Coming this spring is a new gay scripted drama series called “DTLA,” short for Downtown Los Angeles of course. The show is described as a cross between “Queer as Folk” and “Swingers,” with six 30-minute episodes already produced. The show is set to debut on OutTV in April 2012.
The show follows the relationships of seven friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations who work and live in the vibrant community of Downtown Los Angeles. “It’s a story of love, friendship, loyalty, and being true to oneself – no matter what the cost.” DTLA will be the first dramatic series with gay leads since “Queer as Folk,” “Noah’s Arc,” and “The L Word.” The story is told from the perspective of Lenny (Darryl Stephens of “Noah’s Arc”) and Bryan (newcomer Matthew Stephen Herrick), a long term couple facing some serious relationship issues. As they start to deal with the end of their relationship – their lives, as well as those around them, will forever change.
The series also stars Danny Roberts of “MTV’s Real World,” Erin Daniels of “The L Word,” Tiffany Pollard of “VH1′s I Love New York,” TV/Radio personality B. Scott, Luenell of “Borat,” Julie Goldman of “Big Gay Sketch,” William McNamara of “Doing Time On Maple Drive,” and Leslie Jordan of “Will & Grace.” Oh, how I love “Beverly Leslie” – LOL. As Karen Walker once said, “Shouldn’t you be up in your tree makin’ cookies??!!” Enjoy the trailer below.
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