Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Boy Meets Boy - Complete Season One|
Actors: Franklin Ferguson, Clinton Leupp, Dan Wells, Brian Austin, Dani Behr
Director: Becky Smith
Genres: Television, Documentary
Meet James. He's 32, single, drop-dead gorgeous, and looking for Mr. Right. James has his pick of 15 potential soul mates, and they'll do anything to get his attention. Watch each episode as James eliminates suitors until... more »
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Forget Political Correctness..this is fun fun fun
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you paid attention to the critical media you would think this show was an affront to gay people everywhere, but that is "B.S." (to paraphrase James' pal Andra). I watched this show on Bravo, taped it and watched it a number of times. I find it to be fun and original. And the Twist (that some of the guys were straight) that was so reviled by the gay thought police was the very hook that reeled in the masses and made it a ratings success (at least by Bravo's expectations). I would have been happy with my grainy video but when I read that there were over 3 hours of extra interviews and deleted footage I couldn't resist, and boy am I glad I bought the DVD. The 3rd disc with extras is worth the price of the set...in fact it may actually be better than the show. There is an hour of cast auditions and an hour of parting thoughts from the ejected suitors as well as James, Andra, and the winner; and a near 40 minute meltdown by the sincere, loving Andra when the "Twist" is revealed. With this disc you will get insight into the character of each participant, including James, that may surprise even those that have seen the show. And you will delve much deeper into the thought process behind each elimination. Yes, there were those that complained that the gay/straight twist was mean. As a gay man I understand. But this set reveals that even the straight guys on the show were chosen with care. They all had gay relatives or friends that they loved and/or admired. I'm glad I own it."
Great Reality Show - Great DVD Transfer
A. Andersen | Bellows Falls, VT USA | 09/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the show and love watching it - in part or in whole. What I'm writing here is to urge you to purchase the DVD set, if you are like me. The set is impeccable - the brightness and clarity of the images are outstanding and the set is flawless. The three hours, 24 minutes of extras are full of illuminating bits and pieces and the 46 minutes of each actual show (mercifully minus the commercials) is an easier take than the original airings were with all the commercial distraction. One of the best produced and packaged DVD sets I've ever come across."
Finally, a gay dating reality show...
Lord Darkseid | Biloxi, Mississippi United States | 09/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My cable system doesn't carry Bravo in my area so I wasn't able to see this when it originally aired. I was hoping it would come to dvd and I got my wish! It's definitely worth watching! If you enjoy reality shows like the bachelor or any of those dating shows, and you want to see gay men, here it is. Obviously this isn't premium cable, so you're not going to see much eye candy (except for one nude scene of a straight guy in a shower on the dvd), but you will see plenty of bare chests. I thought the leading man, James seemed like a nice guy along with his friend, Andra. Speaking of her, if you've ever seen Mad TV make fun of her, you'll see why when you watch this set! That tantrum she threw was classic (not that I blame her) and they even have the entire unedited version of that segment as a special feature on the bonus disc. Its pretty lengthy too (about 30 to 35 minutes!) There also other special features on the bonus disc like unaired interview spots with the gay and straight men, deleted scenes, a "where are they now" letter update from each of them (unfortunately the star, James, didn't send his update in nor did a few others), and some other features. It's worth checking out..."
Additional Comments - The Extras
Brett D. Cullum | Houston, TX United States | 05/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I already commented on the content, so here is a breakdown of the extras: The show itself is contained on 2 discs, and the 3rd disc contains extras. You get a lot of deleted and/or extended sequences. One really impressive clip is a 30 MINUTE unedited view of Andra and James reaction to "the twist". They were not told that there were straight men in the house until 3 contestants were left. They got really angry and almost quit, but I ask you ... You're on a reality show and you're surprised by a salacious twist!?!?!? PEOPLE CAN WIN MONEY!??! Oh heavens no! You also get an extended cut of the infamous (?) shower scene with Dan teasing Rob and Brian with his behind pressed against a shower door. Oh my! You saw most of it on Bravo. But for eye candy Dan qualifies. Another really funny cut scene is Coco Peru offering the contests advice on karoke. Then you have all the casting reels, and final interviews of the contestants. Very good stuff and unedited. And you get a WHERE ARE THEY NOW. But get this - James and many KEY contestants (Sean, Franklin, Dan) did not participate in this section. And oddly there is no casting reel for Dan either. So maybe they all refused to give their blessing to this dvd release. I think they felt exploited. Then there are odds and ends like a NEVER-USED opening sequence which is basically silly retro animated intertitle cards. If you liked the show then have at this set. It certainly has some good supplements. But I still think it wasn't that riveting to own on DVD. Once you know the outcome will you watch it again? There's a reason Survivor and American Idol seasons are not on DVD. If you know who wins is it worth rewatching?"