The LGBT web series “My Gay Roommate” is slated to return in the near future ― but not in the format you might be expecting.
If you’re just tuning in, “My Gay Roommate” was a long-running web series that chronicled the fictional adventures of a gay college student navigating the ups and downs of living with his straight roommate.
After taking a hiatus following the web series’ third season finale, creators Noam Ash and Austin Bening are launching a Kickstarter campaign to take this successful gay storyline to the next level: a full-scale 30-minute comedy pilot to hopefully be picked up by a major entertainment distributor.
“What is so special and compelling about the world of ‘My Gay Roommate’ is that it flips the social paradigm: being gay is not an issue, the football players are the underdogs while the a capella singers are the popular kids,” Ash told The Huffington Post. “The frat boys are the tame, rule-abiding students while the Women’s rugby team is the drug dealing muscle. In this way, the show moves past the cliche gay-best-friend-side-kick and homophobic-straight-man relationship we see so often. ‘My Gay Roommate’ presents a way of life that’s a little more 2016 ― where a gay guy and straight guy are just friends. Best friends.”
Beyond just the change to the show’s format, Ash and Bening are enlisting a star-studded cast for the new “My Gay Roommate,” including Scotty Dynamo and Andy Mientus.