Welcome to Los Angeles, land of showbiz, would-be actors, rising rent and all kinds of sexual fluidity. The new web series The Filth, debuting this August on YouTube, delves into the city complete with all the sexual bells and whistles.
The Filth follows a pair of best friends, Stella (played by newcomer Paige Hoffman) and Max (newcomer Jake Delaney). Stella works as a plumber and struggles through her romantic entanglements with both men and women. Max aspires to stardom as an actor, but can’t seem to get over Danny (Jay Lee of American Vandal), his “straight” roommate with whom he’s having a passionate love affair. Created by Delaney, Hoffman and Cara Fano, The Filth aims to find the humor in a mess of a life.
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We managed to score an exclusive first look at the trailer for The Filth. The half-hour sitcom has a special preview at the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto May 26, at the Frameline Festival June 26 and comes to YouTube this August.
Can LGBTQ publications please stop buying into the homophobia by substituting the word “Straight” when what they really mean is “Closeted”?
I am more than a bit tired of these “turning a straight guy/a straight guy falling in love with a dude” scenarios. Most of the time we’re merely talking about closet cases or guys who haven’t gotten a hold of their fluidity, what they want and where they are on the romantic, sexual, affection, emotional, relationship spectrum. Maybe if we didn’t place so much weight on identity we wouldn’t continue to be fed this fantasy and keep being fed straight/hetero worshiping nonsense.
There’s a difference between straight and closeted.
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