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Watch The First Episode Of Gay Web Series 'EastSiders:' VIDEO


We'll have to wait untold months for HBO's gay comedy, and with season one of The Outs behind us, that's out for our viewing pleasure. Never fear, though, because there's still the new gay-themed web series EastSiders to get us through the winter months.

As Andy mentioned, the new project follows a gay couple dealing with infidelity in Los Angeles and co-stars Van Hansis, the actor who played gay character Luke Snyder on As The World Turns, and Kit Williams, known best for his stage work, including Talk Radio with Liev Schreiber. It has been described as "Girls with a bunch of gay guys."

Watch the first episode and describe it for yourself AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. It's fine. I'd watch the second episode. It is very Silverlakey. Even them watching TV drinking coffee on a Thunderbolt display. It's just exactly right. If you don't know Silverlake, it is hard to describe- it's like a little bit Twin Peaks, a little bit Greenpoint, a little bit Lower Haight. The girlfriend eating ice cream out of a chinese take-out carton and being worried about her closet suburban desires. Perfect. Three sorta-pretty (but not too) gays dressed like urban lumberjacks. Perfect. Uber-hipsters who unwittingly recreate the small town midwestern life they thought they left behind. Exactly right. Is it super interesting? It's ok. Think of it as insight into a very particular part of LA life, people. Not gay life. LA life.

    Posted by: Miguel R. | Dec 16, 2012 1:08:39 PM

  2. Just cannot wait to see more episodes :)

    Posted by: Akira | Dec 16, 2012 1:14:52 PM

  3. My Partner/Lover and I have been together for over 20 years, and we have never had any conversation that even remotely resembles the ones that permeate every "GAY" themed computerized show we have ever watched. Maybe that is why we have been together for so long. We do not put ouwer selves under a microscope.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Dec 16, 2012 1:52:05 PM

  4. Shaky cam... check
    Grungy, hipstery types with mumble-core dialogue ...check
    zany, bi-polar fag hag... check

    This is a collection of modern day tropes built on tropes. Something like New Normal isnt all that intelligent (and very mainstreamined) but it does push the theme of gay relations into a new area with 2 committed gay characters that have jobs they care about and an extended group of family members that doesnt make it feel like a messy self pity party. I dont know if this was created in reaction to the Outs but the latter feels fresher than this. Cant say it cant redeem itself but right now it feels like art simply following trends and not distinguishing its own style or tone.

    Posted by: Toto | Dec 16, 2012 3:37:45 PM

  5. While I do agree that this seems really formulaic, I'm not seeing what Jaysun described as :"fashion-obsessed, flighty, diva-loving, fey BFF who does his best girl friend's hair?" I didn't see any of that here.

    Posted by: BenR | Dec 17, 2012 9:25:52 AM

  6. We are all terribly happy for you Jerry6. Horribly, horribly happy for you.

    Posted by: Miguel R. | Dec 17, 2012 7:12:23 PM

  7. having just watched both episodes, it appears they are telling the story in reverse chronological order. I'm intrigued and will continue watching.

    Posted by: Ted | Dec 23, 2012 11:50:11 PM

  8. gayyyy

    Posted by: magicocrisg | Mar 13, 2013 7:50:57 PM

  9. el_magico_chris_g@hotmail.com

    Posted by: magicocrisg | Mar 13, 2013 7:51:27 PM

  10. Why is this not available in Canada?
    Not happy. :(

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 21, 2013 5:56:22 PM

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