OUT Exclusive: New Gay TV Drama, 'DTLA'
By Adam Rathe
We’re not lacking for amazing TV shows to watch. But every so often something comes along that warrants deleting that subscription to Roseanne reruns we keep on our DVR. DTLA seems to be just such a program.
The show, produced by L Word veteran Larry Kennar, will begin airing on Canada’s OUTtv (no relation) beginning late spring, and follows a group of friends in Downtown Los Angeles as they deal with the breakup of boyfriends Lenny (Darryl Stephens) and Bryan (Matthew Stephen Herrick).
“OUTtv is committed to the development of new dramatic TV series that tell the stories of the LGBT community,” the network told us.
The show, which is shot in what creators call a “European” style—meaning way more sexy scenes than you might be used to—features familiar faces including Stephens (Noah's Arc), Danny Roberts (The Real World), Erin Daniels (The L Word), Tiffany Pollard (I Love New York), Luenell (Borat), Julie Goldman (Big Gay Sketch Show), Internet superstar B. Scott, William McNamara (Doing Time On Maple Drive) and Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), and is mostly improvised, based on stories from the creators’ lives.
Check out a trailer for the show below and, to help fund upcoming episodes, check out the Kickstarter page here.