Go East Young Man

Is This Series The SoCal Answer to “Looking”?

You might know Kit (Mad Men) Williamson’s gay web series Eastsiders from seeing it on Logo. The show’s second season debuts today on demand and has been getting quite the raves — including a racy one from Entertainment Weekly that calls it “f***ing amazing.” Williamson is the writer, director and star of the show (about a Los Angeles couple played by Williamson and out gay soap star Van Hansis — that’s them above looking considerably more dolled-up than they do in the show).

This sophomore season has them opening up their relationship after having previously broken up last season over an infidelity. The show also includes an ensemble of other queer characters and storylines including one featuring Willam Belli (Southern Baptist Sissies) as an aspiring drag queen and another featuring Williamson’s real-life fiance John Halbach. Check out the moving series preview trailer above which plays a bit like the SoCal answer to the NorCal, Looking.

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20 Comments

  • Xzamilio

    Looks like every other trailer for every other gay webseries about the chronicles of pretty people. I guess if the question was “Can we make something else with barely any depth?” Then this looks to be the answer.

  • Bisexual-Transwoman

    Ugh, enough with the obsession about “looking” it was not even that good of a show but it did show how vapid and shallow gay white men in SF are.

  • gababy2

    Gonna watch it. idgf about real gay life i just wanna see cute guys making out.

  • KiraNerysRules

    Another show about a set of gay friends and their relationships. How about a gay crime drama, adventure series, office comedy, family drama, sci-fi show or thriller series? It’s like everyone is trying to be the next “Queer as Folk,” which was on a decade to 15 years ago. I am not disparaging anyone interested in watching this show at all. That’s none of my business, frankly. But, for me, I want creatives to come up with something that isn’t repackaged every year.

  • Scott Lawrence

    It’s on Amazon and it is awful

  • MarionPaige

    Well, if the show is in its second season and it depends on sales, there must be enough people out there who like the show and who pay to download the show.

    I personally would not pay to see the show based on the trailer. Also,

    A lot of people in entertainment are infected with this illness that makes them equate running off at the f king mouth with “quality tv” or “quality movies”. Even the throwbacks in adult films equate pages and pages of dialogue with “quality”.

    I invite everyone gay to see the Cazzo Film Roboter. It’s an adult film with hardcore sex, there is a “plot” (in that a story is told) but, there is no dialogue; no running off at the f -king mouth.

  • stranded

    I vaguely remember season 1. I think I only watched the first 2 episodes. It wasn’t bad, but like others have said, it’s very basic. BUT now that i see they have Willam on the show, i might just catch it.

  • Cam

    “””This sophomore season has them opening up their relationship after having previously broken up last season over an infidelity. The show also includes an ensemble of other queer characters and storylines including one featuring Willam Belli (Southern Baptist Sissies) as an aspiring drag queen “””
    ____________________________

    Wow, how many boring over-used cliches can that show have in one single paragraph?

  • moldisdelicious

    When they gonna do a series on a gay muppet like alf?

  • DDstar1me

    @ KiraNerysRules…I completely agree on all counts. A gay crime drama or sci-fi sounds awesome.

  • HornyAllTime

    They shouldn’t do this.

    Instead they should bring the book series called BOYSTOWN by Jake Biondi to a TV Network.

  • Bob LaBlah

    One would think by now that somewhere out there in America there has to be a gay man who is not obese but won’t turn down that second bowl of ice cream. I blame the casting directors of failed gay shows more than the writers. Throw the cookie cutter away and you might come up with some interesting shapes that ARE gay America. You can start with bvd’s from Fruit of the Loom instead of the International Male flimsy, ripoff b/s..

  • Avery Alvarez

    I’ve got to agree with @KiraNerysRules:. I wish there’d be more different genres in gay themed television. Of course you’d still include romance, but how about add in some action, adventure, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, etc…

  • Bob LaBlah

    @KiraNerysRules: The real reason are the guts of the show: the writers. It takes money to lure good writers and since nearly ALL gay shows bomb during the second season (if they are lucky) my guess is the salary increase that they ask for isn’t being met.

    I loved Noah’s Arc the first season but by the third episode of the second season I lost interest in week after week a grown gay man sounding and dressing like he was twelve years old. Personally I think had Queer as Folk tried diversifying their episodes at least by season three they would have lasted at least two more seasons longer than they did. People loved the show but were also beginning to tire of seeing nothing but white boys who could dance and damn near no people of color who amounted to a “character”, if you will.

    Gays are no different than any other targeted audience. Hold our interests or we move on. It might be that lot a gay men have tired of turning on the television to watch a gay show only to find their gym friends and crowd pretending to have a life that should interest them in the form of a tv show. Why does everyone over fifty in these shows have to be mom, dad, aunt, uncle or boss with all of two minutes at best written into the script for them? Maybe its time for a change? Maybe its time for a gay Archie Bunker to appear.

  • OzJosh

    Yes, it is the answer to Looking – in that it’s also cliched and predictable, and revolves around thoroughly unlikeable characters.

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