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Darryl Stephens’ Sexy Shower Scene Will Make You Forget All About Psycho

The buzz is on for the sexy new television project from producer Larry Kennar (The L Word, 50 First Dates, Barbershop).  Kennar’s keeping a tight lid on details until the ink is signed with the network—we don’t even know the name of the show—but we can tell you two things for sure: It’s super-gay and, based on these pictures of  Danny Roberts (MTV’s The Real World) swapping spit with Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc), it’s super-hot.

We flagged down Stephens,—one half of this sexy shower sandwich and an executive producer on the show—and plied him for details.

We know the details are hush-hush, but what can you tell us about your character?
I play Len, a man dealing with the end of his long-term relationship at the same time that his mother’s cancer takes a turn for the worse.

Is this show similar or different to Noah’s Arc?

This show also revolves around a close-knit group of friends, but it takes place in Downtown LA, as opposed to the chocolate gay bubble that Noah and his friends lived in. Noah’s Arc was essentially a sweet story about the beginning of a relationship and this is about the end of one. Also, the new show has got more of an indie vibe to it. It’s a little raunchier and more emotionally volatile.  It’s largely improvised and the actors get to craft and personalize their characters in really unconventional ways.

It must’ve been such a burden making out with Danny Roberts.

Danny is a sweetheart. We really went for it with that scene. By the time we were done, I think we were both a little shocked at how real some of it looked. He’s a great kisser!

What do you think is missing from current LGBT representations on television? Do you think this show will fill that gap?

This show will involve filling many gaps, yes. Ha! I think the goal with this project is to depict gay relationships in honest, compelling ways. In a sense, because there’s not a lot of discussion around it, gay is already a given here. We’re not depicting coming out stories so America can get used to it. We’re already in it. We’re not apologizing or making excuses. You either keep up or turn the channel.

Does the series deal with interracial relationships in the gay world?

Well, we deal with them in the sense that we acknowledge that they exist. For example, my character is involved with a white guy, but race isn’t really a source of conflict between them.  The cast is racially diverse and there are a number of interracial couplings, but we certainly don’t pretend to have any answers or dwell on the issue. Gay life in an urban setting like Downtown LA is going to involve people from all walks of life getting together and that’s what you’ll see on this show. That being said, the conflicts with these characters often have less to do with black and white and more to do with more universal issues, like employed and unemployed or faithful and unfaithful.

Where else can we find you?

In addition be being an executive producer on this show, I just shot a guest star for a new BET show called Reed Between the Lines with Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal Warner. And I’m working this week on Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new CW show, Ringer.


Check back on Queerty for updates on the as-yet-untitled series and all your gay TV needs.

On:           Aug 4, 2011
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    • Davide

      I hope the network is not Logo or Here, their tv series are crap.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John

      woah sexy pictures, I hope the tv show isn’t shit though

      Aug 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander

      Darryl is one of the sexiest guys out there. If it has half the heart and humour of Noah’s Arc, I’ll be there

      Aug 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony

      Where are these pics from? They look like they were taken on a cell phone. Anyway, Darryl Stephens is way hot. I can’t remember the movie, but he did a nude shot of his ass that was heavenly…undoubtedly one of the best asses I’ve ever seen anywhere, on anyone. And I second the hopes that this show is on a REAL network…not LOGO which is lame as shit, and for pete’s sake not HERE.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever

      it wont get picked up. nobody cares about either of them. and danny roberts is OLD now. He should get a job. BTW It looks like it was filmed on a cellphone.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M

      I have to admit, I’m curious to see where this goes.

      I like both of them.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty


      Aug 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • harry


      Aug 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • So Yo

      Danny is a fucking dreamboat. Aging well for sure!

      Aug 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Since The L Word was shown on Showtime, I wonder if this male-oriented same-sex show will also be shown on Showtime. Or will America’s liberals again segregate the male-male shows into the “gay” channels. It will be interesting to see what happens.

      Stay tuned, folks. We are possibly going to witness the blatant hypocrisy of the American entertainment industry in how it treats girl-girl versus guy-guy.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chadboy

      This won’t go anywhere. Remember a year ago there was a show set at a gay gym inherited by 2 brothers and one was played by that awful guy from REAL WORLD DC? There was press and then nothing came of it.

      Darryl is nice to look at, but he isn’t that strong of an actor and when did danny roberts start acting? If they are the leads it doesn’t bode well for the show being picked up.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chadboy

      Jason, you might want to brush up on your gay TV history. Before Logo and Here were even around HBO had major gay characters and storylines on OZ and SIX FEET UNDER. Before L WORD was on Showtime the network aired the series QUEER AS FOLK which was primarily about gay men and had lesbians as supporting characters. We have also had main gay characters on WILL & GRACE, BROTHERS & SISTERS, UGLY BETTY, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 90210, GLEE and even on something as maintstream as daytime soaps with ONE LIFE TO LIVE, AS THE WORLD TURNS and soon to be DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Not sure how you think that gay programming is segregated to only the gay channels. We are more represented on shows than many other minority groups.

      Aug 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar

      So hott! How can hetero guys exist? ;P

      Aug 5, 2011 at 5:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mona basley

      omg..you are so hott in whatever you do… i love you to death darryl!!!

      Aug 5, 2011 at 5:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason


      Having same-sex feelings is not a minority thing. Most men have same-sex feelings whether they admit it or not. It’s a majority thing.

      Aug 5, 2011 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • George412


      If that were true Jason then we wouldn’t have the problems we have. You sound like a gay guy who thinks everyone is gay. The world is a very big place and people come in all shapes and sizes. Gay is just one of those groups and same sex attraction falls in the minority of the population and not the majority.

      Aug 5, 2011 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Whatever


      Are you the world’s first and only telepath able to read the minds of every human on Planet Earth??

      Aug 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greenmusic23f

      These pictures made me feel a little better after reading some of the articles on here today. Thanks!

      Aug 6, 2011 at 3:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trej rangel

      Darryl Stephen’s is down-to-earth person to work, and I hope that God guides him into the direction he needs, to be successful in this world. When he’s on set his heart goes into every part of the project whether he’s acting or directing, and his work shows it!!! So i feel confident in this person in every action he does in this industry kuz he does it with no excuses!!!! Keep Going!!!

      Aug 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trej rangel

      Darryl Stephen’s is down-to-earth person to work with, and I hope that God guides him into the direction he needs, to be successful in this world. When he’s on set his heart goes into every part of the project whether he’s acting or directing, and his work shows it!!! So i feel confident in this person in every action he does in this industry kuz he does it with no excuses!!!! Keep Going!!!

      Aug 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ninjaa

      @trej rangel:

      Feb 5, 2012 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ninjaa

      @Davide: @trej rangel: which movie or tv series is this..

      Feb 5, 2012 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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