The REAL Gay Housewives of NYC on its way, thanks to Andy Cohen
If you're gay, successful and not particularly attached to your privacy, Andy Cohen may have an opportunity for you. Multiple sources tell us the Bravo honcho is developing a reality series that's designed to outdo, not imitate, the Logo cable network's gay male equivalent of the "Real Housewives" series, "The A-List: New York."
One insider says the Bravo series will focus on a cast of New York gay men who are more successful than those on "The A-List."
Even the show's tentative title sounds like an act of one-upmanship: "From the Bottom to the Top" - a blush-inducing double entendre that makes "The A-List" promotional tag line, "Housewives ... With Balls," seem prudish.
The same source says the Bravo show hasn't finalized its cast, but the cable network is now working with Factory PR founder Mark Silver, book publicist Kenneth Gillett, interior designer Jordan Carlyle, fashion showroom owner Joey Giuntoli and Penguin designer Kristopher Haigh, who's also the promoter of a popular gay night at The Park in Chelsea.
Another insider says Bravo has kept the show cloaked in CIA-like secrecy by warning "the boys" that "if they gossip," their continued involvement in the cast "could change." So, not surprisingly, none of the cast members returned our calls by deadline, save for Silver, who declined to comment. Bravo also had no comment.source
Now it makes sense why they declined to take "A LIST" and let LOGO have it.
I watched A LIST, and it was entertaining, but its one of the trashiest shows I have ever watched.