Because there’s no way Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, or anyone of that fame caliber, were going to sign on to LOGO’s gay Housewives show, the next biggest whale they could find would have to be a Reichen Lehmkuhl type. Oh, Reichen is joining the show?
He and producers are thisclose to striking a deal apparently, says Brian Moylan, and boyfriend Rodiney Santiago would come along for the reality ride.
The reality star, who won The Amazing Race‘s Season 4 with then-partner Chip Arndt, shot to Gay Fame levels when he dated Lance Bass during Lance’s coming out phase. But RL’s career actually centered around his pilot instructing and modeling; he continues working both jobs today. Add “professional reality TV star” to that CV.
Here’s Riechen at the GLAAD Media Awards in NYC, talking about how, in the media, gays are often portrayed in ways they don’t like, and “it’s important for us to have a forum for us to speak out and say, ‘Hey, this isn’t how we want to be portrayed, and this isn’t who we are, and this isn’t how we want to be portrayed as tolerating others treating us this way.'”
Well, LOGO’s show about NYC gays (Reichen is based in Palm Springs) running around town being fabulous will certainly be a great portrayal of gays!