I sat down with Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Nashville star Jared Allman earlier this week when he stopped by the WOW office. Read what he had to say about Richard Simmons, his first feature-length film, and the alleged penis photos making the rounds on the internet.
How is life now that Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Nashville started ariring?
I am starting to get recognized, like last night I went to Mickey’s and people knew who I was. It was kinda cool.
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You mentioned that you were going to Slimmons today. Are you excited?
I am so excited I have loved Richard Simmons my whole life.
Did you get a special outfit?
No I should but I don’t have one yet. I am going shopping after this so maybe I will get something.
How is Tenisha doing?
She is incredible. We had dinner in Nashville before I left at our favorite restaurant and our waiter came and put our food down and was like “everything good” and we were like yeah and as he walked the way he said “Love the show.” Tenisha was like “oh my God did that just happen?” We get stares, but we get stares regardless cuz she’s black and I am white. People don’t understand, like are we dating or are we friends they don’t understand the dynamic. Sometimes like black guys stare at me or white girls give her attitude. We just tend to stick out.
What are you most excited about post Girls Who Like Boys?
I am just excited about doing things that I love. Being on Girls Who Like Boys has given me the freedom to do more things that I enjoy doing. I am writing a book about growing up southern Mormon and gay. I have been writing it since before Girls Who Like Boys. Though because of that I get more opportunities. I am about to get a book deal. I mean regardless if I get the deal or not I am writing the book just because my experiences in the south have been insane. Like insanely funny, insanely tragic and all of those things.
In last week’s episode you went to Shane’s Bible study. Did he succeed in converting you at all?
No I am pretty convicted in the way I feel about things. I find beauty in all things. I mean I put up with Brent’s shenanigans.
That was an interesting date.
Awful…TMZ asked me what was the worst date I had been on and I said with my cast mate Brent.
So any projects you can discuss as far as your acting career?
I just finished my first full length feature where I am the lead in. It will be premiering at Outfest next year. So I will back in LA for that.
What is the title of the film?
Scenes From A Gay Marriage it is directed by Matthew Riddlehoover
What is this I hear about your penis being all over the internet?
I woke up one morning and had like 300 friend request on Facebook. Some of the messages were like do you know your naked picture is up online? I was like no I don’t have any naked pictures. I looked and it was this really ugly looking penis and it was not my penis obviously. [This is when James St James would have come in handy and suggested he show us his penis so we could compare and confirm it for our readers. Oh well next time.] I thought if they were going to put a fake penis why wouldn’t they put the biggest, veiniest, pretty cock. I guess it’s just a hater, I dunno.
Tune in tonight at 9 for a new episode of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Nashville on Sundance.