For those who don't know the term "walker," or haven't seen the film The Walkerdirected by Paul Schrader and starring Woody Harrelson, it's a term that refers to a closeted gay man who escorts rich ladies around to social events. The ultimate in sophisticated arm candy.
Now we have a new spin with The Walker, a new web show available from lifestyle digital media company Refinery29, beginning today. A fictional version of Rightor Doyle's real life as BFF to starlets Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, and Betty Gilpin, in the series Walker (Doyle) gets noticed for being more than a "plus one" while accompanying his besties to Hollywood parties and other events. To paraphrase a line from the first ep, being a gay best friend doesn't usually pay the rent -- until it does.
"[It's] fun to play with the idea of making the supporting character in everyone else's story the protagonist of mine," Doyle told ETOnline, explaining the concept behind the 8-episode series. "The Walker is an exploration of how friendships can be the most loving, confounding, and rewarding relationships in your life... It is my love letter to women, and to New York, and to friendship in all its many wild and wonderful forms."
This is just the begining: Stay tuned for guest appearances by Lily Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe, Mamie Gummer, Aya Cash, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Megan Ferguson, and Nev Schulman.
The Walker is available exclusively on Refinery 29. Watch the first episode below:
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