Sunday, November 21, 2010
Web Series Worth Watching: Josh Buscher in '16th & 8th'
Web Series of the Week: 16th & 8th
Written by Athena Reich and Stephen Schulman, this sexy new soap opera stars the gorgeous Josh Buscher, who is currently appearing in the Broadway-bound musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, in Toronto. He plays Luke, an innocent Midwestern boy who moves into an apartment building on 16th & 8th in the heart of Chelsea, New York's gay mecca. Judging from the trailer and opening credits below, this web series looks like it could be a lot of fun, and I'll be sure to post the first episode when it debuts (the above photo of Josh is from this year's Broadway Bares).
Other web series worth watching this week are:
The 20th chapter of this bizarre soap opera features a Manchurian Candidate twist, some groovy music from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and an evil plot by Irene and her doctor. If you haven't watched Ave 43 before, I highly recommend that you start at the very beginning on its YouTube Channel.
This week two people are shot during the hostage situation, while Isabella receives a disturbing package on her doorstep. For more info on The Bay, go to www.thebaytheseries.com or become a member of the series' Facebook Group.
In the latest episode, Colleen doesn't want anyone to know that her daughter Lucy is pregnant by Jake, her gay best friend. Meanwhile, Theodora and Cubbie have an intimate conversation. To watch Empire from the very beginning, go to www.empiretheseries.com or subscribe to its YouTube channel. You can also become a fan on Facebook.
In the latest episode, the fabulous Parker Kensington-Parker returns as a freelance pageant consultant to help whip "Dakota" into shape. Meanwhile, Ethan thinks his brother deserves to know the sordid truth about Ribina's pregnancy. To watch Pretty from its beautiful beginning, go to the show's website at www.prettytheseries.com or subscribe to its YouTube channel. You can also become a fan on Facebook.
Steve Hayes: Tired Old Queen at the Movies
Our favorite movie critic goes on a hot adventure this week as he reviews The Naked Jungle (1954), starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. For more TOQ, subscribe to his YouTube Channel or become a fan on Facebook.