After years of failed attempts, aging gay writer Jimmy Randall finally sells his show "Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy" to the 18-year-old president of the only premium LGBT cable network, Here TV. However, Jimmy must hire an openly gay leading man or the series will not go forward. Jimmy casts sexy, talented Sam Decker...except Sam is secretly straight! To keep their show on the air, Jimmy and Sam must conspire to convince the network that they are a gay couple. From here on out, Sam is publicly an out man as he, Jimmy, a pool boy, a diva maid wannabe actress, the network president and his nanny/receptionist struggle every week to make a new television show...and in the process, a new family.
Runtime: 21 minutes
From Here on OUT - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! - Netflix
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is a reality TV series in which up to 12 celebrities live together in a jungle environment for a number of weeks. They have no luxuries, and compete to be crowned king or queen of the jungle. The show was originally created in the United Kingdom by the factual programmes department of ITV's then London franchise, London Weekend Television and developed by a team including James Allen, Natalka Znak, Brent Baker and Stewart Morris. The first episode aired on 25 August 2002. It is now produced by ITV Studios and has been licensed globally to countries including the United States, Germany, France, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Romania, Australia and India. As of 2017, the UK, German, Hungarian and Australian versions are still in production.
From Here on OUT - Criticism - Netflix
This series has been criticised by the UK former Secretary of State for Culture, Tessa Jowell. In an interview with the Financial Times during the second UK series, she said, "If they weren't mostly – save their blushes – has-been celebrities, there might be more interest [...] I think that if we saw many more programming hours taken over by reality TV, “I hope you'd begin to see a viewers' revolt.” In 2002, CBS, broadcaster of the popular American reality show Survivor, unsuccessfully sued ABC and Granada TV over a planned American version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, alleging similarities. The show's use of live insects and other living creatures in the bushtucker trials has led to some public criticism of the show and its producers and those involved in the programming. This issue was highlighted during the 2009 UK series, where celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo killed, cooked and ate a rat. The RSPCA Australia investigated the incident and sought to prosecute D'Acampo and actor Stuart Manning for animal cruelty after this episode of the show was aired. ITV was fined £1,600 and the two celebrities involved were not prosecuted for animal cruelty despite being charged with the offence by the New South Wales Police. This incident did, however, highlight among certain groups such as Buglife, a British charity for the conservation of insects, and the RSPCA, the controversy surrounding the killing of living creatures for human entertainment. There has been criticism that the producers pretend that the celebrities have to live in “dangerous” jungle even though they are in a controlled environment, with some of the scenery being artificial, e.g. a pond and a small waterfall. In November 2014, TV presenter Chris Packham wrote an open letter to Ant & Dec asking them and ITV to end the “abuse of animals” in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. He described the trials as “out of date” and “silly”.
From Here on OUT - References - Netflix