We’ve gotten pretty used to gay cinema after all these years, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s this: Gay Spaniards are hot. And while we tip our hat to Pedro Almodovar for starting us down the road of queer Latin loverboys, we appreciate the variety of outlets now available to us. You can’t have too many Hispanic guys getting it on, if you ask me.
Which probably explains my latest Internet obsession, Gayxample. Set in Barcelona’s gayborhood, the Eixample District (called Gayxample by queer locals), the web series launched last week by introducing us to a middle-aged bear couple (Rafael Tejada, Kikko Bomometti, pictured) who are visited by one of the men’s straight nephew who doesn’t know his uncle is gay. The plot rolls out in expected sitcom-y fashion, with lots of campy jokes and awkward confrontations and a sentimental resolution.
If the series owes a lot to the style of gay soaps like Queer as Folk and The L Word, it does so with more than its fair share of nudity and humor as well as a Mediterranean abandon
It also improves as the series progresses (three episodes were available for screening), with even more sexy guys and, reliably, Tejada, who never hesitates to take off his shirt (and pants for that matter).
It’s also an ideal show for Texas: Although mostly in Spanish, you can also watch a version subtitled in English. We like a little bilingualism with our campy queer comedy. Muy caliente!
— Arnold Wayne Jones
New episodes available weekly on Saturday on Gayxample.net.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 18, 2011.