Boy Meets Boy is an American reality television show in which a gay man met and chose a mate from a group of 15 potential male suitors. The show featured the twist that the "leading man" did not know that the mix of suitors included both gay and heterosexual men. The show premiered July Gay reality dating show,on the Bravo cable television channel. The show featured a gay man named James Getzlaff selecting another man to date from among a group of 15 potential suitors, known as "mates".
Helping him choose was his best friend Andra Stasko. The "controversial" twist was that some of the housemates were gay, while others were straight. James was not told of this fact until nearly the end of the series' run, and the gay mates were never informed. If James' final choice from among the mates was gay, James and the mate would win a cash prize and a trip for two to New Zealand provided by Alyson Adventures of Key West, Floridawhich specializes in gay and lesbian small group tours throughout the world.
The producers managed to keep a mixture of Gay reality dating show and straight men in the house despite the eliminations by putting the men into "groups" that prevented the contestant from eliminating all of the gay men or all of the straight men.
At the end of each episode, the sexual orientation of each eliminated mate was revealed to viewers. James and Andra move into their Palm Springs house and meet the mates, who are living together in a separate house. James and Andra spend time with the group at a luau, and James spends some time individually with several of the mates.
Later that night, James made his first round of three eliminations. He eliminates Chris gayJason gay and Brian A straight. In the series finale, the final three mates spend their last night and day together, while Andra and James try to figure out which of them is straight.
Andra has a final confrontation with the mates before James makes his final choice. James eliminates Brian gay and Franklin straight.
His final choice, Wes Culwellis gayso James wins the money and he and Wes win the trip. In addition to containing all six episodes, the Gay reality dating show set includes additional interviews and footage with behind the scenes featurettes, casting reels, performances by Miss Coco Peruthe original unaired opening sequence, cast biographies, and a "Where Are They Now?
Boy Meets Boy creator Doug Ross held out hope for a second season. He acknowledged that the popularity of season one would make it practically impossible for another season with the same twist but also said that he has come up with another twist which Bravo executives thought was fun.
Speaking inBravo executive Frances Berwick pointed to public knowledge of the twist as a stumbling block to a second season, noting the difficulty Bravo had selling the series overseas because of international press reports on the twist.
On the possibility of a season two with a new twist, Berwick said, "What Bravo does best is to do things first and to really sort of shake up people's preconceptions and notions about things.
And we would accept many different formats [for a Boy Meets Boy -type show]. I'm not saying that they wouldn't be as good, because you can always come up with something else. One sketch had a second season of the show called Boy Meets Goyrecurring sketches had the pair Gay reality dating show on Scare Tactics and then on Hollywood Squares. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times.
The 12 remaining mates are split into two groups. The first group of six goes with James on a group date to a ghost town, where they have country-western dance lessons. The next day, the second group of six mates go on a group date with James, rock climbing, while the first group go on a shopping trip with Andra to buy James a gift apparently the second group had gone shopping during the dance lesson date, but this was not Gay reality dating show.
Back at the mates' house, James, Andra and the mates have a backyard barbecue and present James with their gifts.