“Caleb Gallo” Raises The Bar For Queer Web Series; Don’t Miss Out


In the category of “internet distractions,” web series rank right up there with memes and Olympic gymnasts’ Instagram accounts. But occasionally, one will shine brighter than than any cat photo or male leotard could ever hope to.

When we first saw Brian Jordan Alvarez’s The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo back in January of this year, we knew it was something special.

Typically, a web series pushing past the 4/5 minute mark induces an almost universal cringe, but coming in at nineteen minutes, the first episode is a joy.

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Now the fourth episode is out, and the style and voice of the show is only getting stronger. And while the plot stays ever so bizarre, there’s a truth these guys are nailing — what does it feel like to be seeking and celebrating real connection in a world that is increasingly disposable and disconnected by the minute?

Apparently it involves unintentionally inflicting pain on the people you care about, and lots of shirtless dance parties. Speaking from personal experience, this seems about right.

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Alvarez is currently shopping the show around to networks, hoping to get a bite from a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon. Or, as he tells Queerty, “HBO would be great too.” Wouldn’t it, though?

“We love this show and we want to bring it to more people,” he adds. “If something like this, that is truly funny, hits the right audience, we can change some minds and possibly change the world. Which we need right now more than ever.”

Watch the latest installment, which costars Jason Greene as fluidly fabulous Freckle, below:


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  • CaliKyle

    Most entertaining web series on youtube. Genuinely funny and weirdly unique. Would love to see it expanded onto Netflix or Hulu.

  • MarionPaige

    “The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo” is definitely unconventional. One can only wonder what changes a “network” would demand.

  • Rocketman1986

    i love this show it is too cute and i hope someone picks it up (cable/satellite/internet) provider

  • brianimagines

    This show is spectacular! I’m three episodes in so far, and each one is better than the last!

  • Knight

    Am I the only one who thought the first episode was the only good one? It’s like the first episode and the subsequent ones were written (and edited) by separate people. The cliche’ of ending with a wedding has been done to death (and the catch-phrase “does anyone have any weed?” just got more unfunny and unoriginal each time it was repeated….80 times in total maybe? That’s what it seemed like anyway).

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