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Thank God LOGO Didn’t Enroll Any Fatties Alongside Reichen Lehmkuhl + The A List Cast of Abs

How many chiseled abs are starring in The A List? (Or A List New York, or whatever LOGO is calling its NYC/Fire Island fag fest?) Well it depends if you give Rodiney Santiago, Reichen Lehmkuhl’s boyfriend, a six-count or an eight.

Of the six cast members of A List, five are former or current models; the outlier is Ryan, the hairstylist, who probably does the hair of models. We have not seen him shirtless so we don’t know if he has abs worth counting or not. There’s also Mike Ruiz, the photographer and gym bunny, who seems to appear in front of the camera as often as he is behind it.

So what’s missing from this roster of homoerotics? Namely, people of color (do Brazilians count?) and anyone who might look out of place on the cover of Men’s Health. Or even Frontiers. Which is, of course, to be expected: Just because LOGO is a “diversity” network catering to queers doesn’t mean it’s going to break the one tried and true rule of reality programming: the non-beautiful need not apply.

Get your body type varieties on Drag Race, mmmk?

By:          JD
On:           Jun 2, 2010
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    • Aaron

      The Reichen thing again. His 15 minutes were up in, what, 2005?

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael Joseph Cuneo

      Besides RuPaul’s drag race, there’s nothing worth watching on LOGO (I can watch my DVDs of Buffy for chrissake.) So this is just another addition to what seems to be a vanity network for like the couple of hundred gay men in the entire country that care. It’s like LOGO is trying to be a horrible network and fail. Why else cancel Noah’s Arc and Sordid Lives (which were GREAT)?

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      LOGO = LO-DON’T

      Does anyone really watch this network, commercials every few minutes? Yikes. Netflix has all the movies and TV reruns, so what’s the point? Oh yeah, original programming? How about injecting some “originality”.

      OutFest (the LA gay & lesbian film festival) has independent film after independent film, wonder if anyone at LOGO talks with any of these directors, producers, writers about creating something original that is also interesting. Probably not.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Francis

      I don’t understand why Queerty has a problem with the cast of this show. Every single day, Queerty posts endless photos of staggeringly beautiful models and porn stars, and treats us to Davey Wavey’s latest shirtless video. Queerty seldom posts about a happy (or, god forbid, middle aged) gay couple who wouldn’t make it onto a magazine cover.

      Queerty is the last blog that should be criticizing anyone for their lack of “diversity” or the promotion of the young and buff over all else.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DM73

      And what limited “resources” LOGO claims to have, they waste on crap like the ‘Sarah Silverman Show’, which got cancelled anyway. LOGO is the poor relation in the Viacom universe. Why bother with this unless they’re getting some kind of tax break.
      It’s a real shame too.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry Holland

      Queerty is the last blog that should be criticizing anyone for their lack of “diversity” or the promotion of the young and buff over all else

      THIS x a million. People, glass houses, stones, that kind of thing.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      LOGO is good to DVR The Conrad Boys, Trick, Latter Days and Mambo Italiano (all pretty good fliks constantly shown on LOGO). And since they cancelled Sorrid Lives and until Drag Race comes back there ain’t much more to to view over on LOGO………..

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy

      I don’t care for LOGO since they censor and chop up films, have too many commercials and scribble up the screen with promos and other nonsense. It’s unwatchable, for me.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      Queerty is concerned about Diversity?
      Ha! what a laugh!

      Try practicing what you preach Queerty!
      You feature a model of color once every 13 months
      on this blog. And that Davey Wavey tragedy you seem
      to have a hard-on for has gotten rather stale.


      Jun 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander

      Everyone knows that that there are no fat gay men and if some are discovered they are made to feel unwelcome until the point they turn straight. Also they are all fabulous with loads of discrentionary income. Gods know we can’t have any poor ones either.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tavdy79

      WTF is this obsession with the idea that to be hot you need the bodyfat of an anorexic gnat? There are LOADS of guys out there (including quite a few Morning Goods models) who would look healthier, and therefore sexier, with more meat on their bones. I can’t see myself ever jumping into bed with someone so thin I’d be holding back during sex because of the risk of getting bruises from their skeleton – something which has happened to me a couple of times. Have you ever tried explaining that? “What’s that nasty bruise just above your dick?” “That’s where I bruised myself shagging some twink’s bony ass last night.”

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete

      A show about a bunch of gay guys who are too good looking, fabulous and of course too overwhelmed with themselves.


      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

      @Jimmy: You are correct Black Pegasus, they never show attractive black men. Being white in America makes you all American according to some. What a shame! You will see white Hispanics pictures in gay magazines and on this site, but rarely do you see black men.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron in Honolulu

      Yeah, I’ll watch this show with the sound off.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 8:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kendall

      I’m confused. This show is called the A-LIST, but how “A-list” are these guys if they don’t really make a living as models and most of us have never ever heard of them? If it is based in NYC wouldn’t it make sense that the “A-List” would include a Wall Streeter, a Broadway Producer/Director/Writer, Lawyer, a big wig Advertising Exec or even a big gay party promoter? This cast seems to be “A-List” only because the title of the show tells us they are “A-List”.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      This is yet another example of the appearance fascism inherent to the marketing of gay culture. The powers-that-be are fascists, pure and simple. Gay men subscribe to the fascism. The exclusion of black people is yet another example of the fascism within the gay marketing paradigm.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan

      I see plenty of out-of-shape gay guys at work and in the mirror. I don’t need to see them on TV. TV is where the Beautiful People live, as it should be.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 2:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tylertime


      Ryan, did you ever watch the uber successful, SEINFELD or EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND? If TV is only for beautiful people we would have never seen the cast of these great sitcoms or even David Caruso, Dennis Franz, Jon Cryer, Jean Stapelton, Bea Arthur and most people on reality shows…the list goes on and on.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TJ

      OK Queerty, let’s take a step back and look at your own site for about .2 seconds. See the daily eye-candy post where you show off about 15-20 pictures of some heterosexual model every morning? That’s not helping your argument here; it’s not like you’ve ever dedicated an entire post to pictures of your average, run of the mill gay boy. Hell, not even a not-so-average-but-still-pretty-attractive gay boy. Nope, just ridiculously in-shape pretty heterosexuals.

      Now let’s read the text of the above article and figure out where you can claim the high road over Logo insofar as taste in who you both decide to put out in public every day. Oops, you just lost it. Sorry to take that away from you guys, but your taste in men seems to heavily mirror that of a certain cable TV network with mostly unwatchable programming.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmi

      @Francis:Hypocrisy is spelled Q-U-E-E-R-T-Y.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle412

      What is Logo’s problem? Do the people who work there really think this is the crap we want to see? They got rid of fresh GLBT programming like NOAH’S ARC and CBS NEWS ON LOGO for this crap?

      Jun 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon

      Isn’t Mark Ruiz hispanic?

      Jun 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sexy Rexy

      Reichen has some ugly-ass legs.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chapeau

      Logo lost me when they canceled Noah’s Arc and then the straw that broke the camel’s toe … My all time fave … Sordid Lives.

      Plus have you ever tried recording a show on that channel with TIVO — for whatever reason their programming is always off schedule and never matches.

      Those dizzy queens have ruined a perfectly grand idea. F’em.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      The A-sshole List.

      Jun 4, 2010 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      Let’s face it, anything would be better than the programming currently featured on Logo. And as the 6,000 views this article generated here at Queerty shows, there is still plenty of interest in Reichen Lehmkuhl and the A-list.

      Jun 5, 2010 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sexy Rexy

      @Chapeau: I know; I was loving Noah’s Arc. They didn’t even give it a fucking chance. Logo is truly afraid of the dark. Unless it’s a freak show.

      Jun 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim

      Logo used to be good when they first began. Now its like rewinding a days worth of DVR recording. The only thing worth a crap on there now is RuPaul’s Drag Race and NewNowNext. What happened to all the cool concerts they used to air, or Noah’s Arc, Rick & Steve, and the other original stuff. I rarely watch it anymore.

      Jun 6, 2010 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kalamzoo Kid

      @ousslander: This is true. When I was a thin, fit, multi-millionaire college student, I was queer as a 3-dollar bill. But now that time and gravity have had their way with me, I’ve gone straight, gotten married, had kids, bought a house in the suburbs, and joined a church.

      Thank you, Queerty and Logo! You’ve done almost as much to advance social acceptance of gays as Pat Robertson!

      Jun 6, 2010 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick Brannon

      Because we all know that fat people are not really people.

      Jun 7, 2010 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron

      @Kieran: 6000 views does not mean 6000 people, idiot! The same person can click dozens of times. 6000 views proves nothing!

      Jun 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Nov 21, 2011 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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