Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett, Matthew Wilkas and Frankie J. Alvarez.
Earlier this week, HBO announced they’d greenlit a new as-yet-untitled “dramedy” from writer/producer Michael Lannan, which is hella exciting! The show “revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.” It’s gonna star Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss, Broadway’s Hair & Spring Awakening), foxy Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light, Sex and the City) and Frankie J. Alvarez (lots of theater) and a peek on IMDB shows that crazy-hot/talented Matthew Wilkas (Gayby) also appears.
The show — can we call it “Man Francisco?” “Tails of the City?” — will premiere sometime in 2014, and the buzz suggests that’s it’s kind of like a gay Girls. And inside word also has it that the pilot/first episode features lots of man sex. (Duh… Didn’t San Francisco invent anal?) So far, it’s being directed by Andrew Haigh, who helmed the sexy homo indie flick, Weekend. THIS ALL BODES WELL. So, for a preview of what you’ll see when the boys get frisky…
Jonathan Groff got nude in the indie film Twelve Thirty, like FULL-FRONTAL. We’re too shy to show you all the goods here, but just google it and you’ll be there in 2 second. Boing! Oh, and Groff is also prepping to star in HBO’s big new version of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. And yes, Groff is still banging his legit boyfriend Zachary Quinto, and they may even get hitched soon. (I’m sorry… The gay sweetness of it all is overwhelming.)
Above, a nice home-made combo platter of one of Murray Bartlett’s shirtless moments on Guiding Light. Grrrrrr…
Maybe I need a dirtier search tool, but I couldn’t find skin shots of Frankie J. Alvarez, but here’s a nice shot of him crawling on all fours to you. It’s a promo for a production of Hamlet he was in. “What a piece of work is man!!!!”
I mean… Matthew Wilkas is just beyond. I can’t tell what he’s doing in this new series, but who cares? He’s stunning — and if you’ve seen Gayby, you also know he’s funny and adorable, too. Gaaaaaaahhh. I need a cool damp cloth to place on my forehead, please.
And finally… Here’s a bit more of Matthew for you. He’s into self-pleasure and dental hygiene. We all win!!!