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Here’s How To Make It As The New Gay Twink In West Hollywood

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 11.52.06 AMWest Hollywood can be a tough place. A welcoming gay metropolis for some, the city has also been known to chew up and spit out the occasional queer guy who can’t adapt to the mean streets. It’s good to know people and have a mentor if possible. In the new series Boy Toys, comic Brian Jordan Alvarez stars as Ivan, who has just split with his boyfriend and takes in a new roomie, Frankie (Brad Wergley), who isn’t quite prepared for the havoc that awaits.

Filled with knowing humor (sales people will lie to make commission), countless truisms (“you live in L.A. now, you have to learn to lie”), and a typically amusing supporting turn by Jimmy Fowlie (beloved by Queerty readers for his own webseries Go-Go Boy Interrupted) the sitcom is also notable for imparting the three essential rules for throwing a successful twink party:

 

  1. Booze (if you can’t afford premium vodka, BYOB usually works)
  2. Hot guys (scope out the local dodge ball team)
  3. Controversy (you want drama so people will talk about the party for a long time afterwards)

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Watch the slightly-NSFW first episode below.