Bravo might have another winner with Newlyweds: The First Year, which follows four new couples in their first year of matrimony.
Produced by Oscar-nominated documentarian Lauren Lazin (Tupac: Resurrection), the eight-episode series does include a same-sex couple—but whether you’d want them representing the LGBT community is debatable.
According to the press release, Jeff Pedersen, 46, and Blair Late, 30, metcute at a pool party and began dating “after a whirlwind one-week courtship that consisted of a dinner at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills and a weekend trip to Catalina.”
Since California doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. the two men actually had an extravagant domestic-partnership celebration in Savannah, Georgia in April 2012.
But their love is complicated by a 16 year-age difference and contrasting “careers”—i.e. Jeff has one and Blair is an entertainment personality and “former European pop star.” Before they even toast their first anniversary, the guys are already seeing a sex therapist because of their divergent sex drives and the stress that their finances have put on their union.
Are we annoyed that such flakes are representing same-sex couples at a time when we’re desperately fighting for our rights? Meh, maybe if every other couple on every other reality-TV show wasn’t just as nuts.
Below, check out Blair’s reel from when he was with B3.
Newlyweds: The First Year premieres Monday, May 6, at 10pm on Bravo.