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Watch: 'Half-Share', a New One-Hour Pilot About Fire Island


Alec Mapa stars in a new independent TV pilot called Half-Share about a summer share on Fire Island. Currently being shopped around.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I wish us gays had a gay dating reality show sorta like the bachelor where like twenty men live in a house together vying for the affection and love from one man. that would be interesting to see.

    Posted by: Danny | Jun 14, 2011 11:15:02 AM

  2. The last thing we need is another show with nelly queens..I hope this isn't picked up.

    Posted by: mark | Jun 14, 2011 11:16:40 AM

  3. "I wish us gays had a gay dating reality show sorta like the bachelor"

    They already did that. It was terrible.

    Posted by: nodnarb | Jun 14, 2011 11:18:55 AM

  4. Love Alec Mapa but UGH. Am I missing something? That 1:48 clip was hard to watch, wouldn't tune in to half-hour of it.

    Posted by: Bart | Jun 14, 2011 11:28:40 AM

  5. Interesting how much lower the bar is set for a gay show... when someone makes a straight comedy this unfunny, it never sees the light of day. Let's hope this one has the same fate. Fail.

    Posted by: Todd | Jun 14, 2011 11:44:02 AM

  6. Agree with all the comments above, and Mapa is a good, albeit "one character" actor.

    But this thing looks like a gay(er) version of The Hangover. "Look! A black drag queen! Hahahahaha! Look! A sissy asian! Hahahahah! Look! A _______(insert stereotype here)."


    Posted by: Reg253 | Jun 14, 2011 12:02:43 PM

  7. With all you bitchy queens that spend more time complaining and shooting down every idea, how about you all go pick up a camera, write a script and bring something different. That's the only way you'll get diversity

    Posted by: Kris Avalon | Jun 14, 2011 12:07:51 PM

  8. Thank you Reg253! I am so sick of gay black men portrayed as drag queens in gay media! If you white writers cannot take the time to write more realistic parts for black gays, then just leave us out of the script altogether, please.

    Posted by: RW | Jun 14, 2011 12:24:39 PM

  9. Oh spare us.....! FAIL.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jun 14, 2011 12:35:15 PM

  10. i did the same "oh god, stereotypes" thing when i saw this too, but let's not forget that a lot of the same type of hot air was blowing around before Modern Family started. snappy writing and character development can mean a lot more than outward appearance, so i say why not give this a fair chance?

    Posted by: Bryan | Jun 14, 2011 12:35:36 PM

  11. @Kris,
    Because that's how mediocre stuff like Half-Share gets made: get ANYONE to pick up a camera, write a script and bring something different for the sake of diversity.

    Yes, we have to start somewhere, and we have to be supportive of what's out there, but not everything is worth supporting.

    Posted by: RAK | Jun 14, 2011 1:02:51 PM

  12. For what it's worth, Mapa's final line did have me laughing out loud.

    Posted by: Joseph | Jun 14, 2011 1:28:49 PM

  13. I'm with Bryan, I thought it looked kind of funny. And that Kyle Spidle (who plays the scruffy guy who comes to Fire Island) is adorable! This could have potential if the characters get fleshed out... (hmm, no pun intended there!)

    Posted by: rob | Jun 14, 2011 1:31:33 PM

  14. GOD save the Queens!

    Posted by: mj | Jun 14, 2011 2:50:39 PM

  15. aren't we beyond this now? its so 1982

    Posted by: ACe | Jun 14, 2011 3:06:41 PM

  16. ...or "Boys in the band"

    Posted by: ACe | Jun 14, 2011 3:08:01 PM

  17. I like the guy with the beard- the rest just looks like your basic gay theme indie comedy.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jun 14, 2011 6:05:27 PM

  18. It did look and sound rather dated -- until the last line of the clip, " According to Grindr, there's a hot guy inside me now."

    Posted by: Joe in CT | Jun 14, 2011 7:02:53 PM

  19. The Newbie guys has a nice butt

    Posted by: Billy | Jun 14, 2011 7:12:08 PM

  20. That looks horrible. All of the characters are ridiculous flamboyant 1950's stereotypes.

    Posted by: Dean | Jun 14, 2011 7:12:33 PM

  21. So only Six Feet Under can show a Black man not as a drag queen. Funny how I'm not seeing outrage. This is so stereotypical to Gay and people of color. Why is it ok if it's done by Gays but not if it's done by straight people let alone straight people who happen to be of color.

    Posted by: dpbfeb | Jun 14, 2011 10:17:59 PM

  22. Didn't all these stereotypes die in the 1990s?

    Posted by: Real | Jun 14, 2011 10:52:00 PM

  23. I found it to be very funny. Some of you don't seem to understand parody. There are a group of PC gays on here that are trying so hard to be "straight". Yes, every gay guy doesn't act like this, but many do, why not just laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Lighten up.

    Posted by: GiveMeABreak | Jun 15, 2011 1:08:59 AM

  24. "There are a group of PC gays on here that are trying so hard to be "straight"."

    Huh? Don't play the PC-card, moron!

    Posted by: Al | Jun 16, 2011 12:14:51 AM

  25. First of all, this format has been done to death, not to mention that the flaming queens characters as so passe. I'm not asking for butch gay men to get a show to make a point, but I've about maxed out on *this* stereotype. It isn't funny, and makes us look really bad. Try something new for a change. Stop degrading us.

    Posted by: Al | Jun 16, 2011 12:17:22 AM

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