[PHOTOS/EVENT RECAP] Signal 23 TV’s “About Him Season 2: The Revolution” Premiere Party!

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It has been a wild ride as we counted down twenty-three long days to the season premiere of Signal 23 TV’s About Him Season 2: The Revolution!

Well now the show is out and Sunday night we were in the mix of one amazingly poppin’ premiere party! It all went down at Atlanta’s very own Suite Food Lounge.  Media sponsored by Rolling Out, The drinks were wonderful, the ambiance was positive and crazy cool, but the best part was meeting the amazing cast of this highly anticipated web series! Yep, our boy Gary Lavard is back as the face of About Him in a new role, with a set of new and familiar faces to tackle homophobia, isolation, and true love against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic of the eighties.

The Series


As you recall, the new season of the series on the network will not be a continuation of the first season. Gary Lavard is now “Dustin,” a gay college student hopelessly in love with campus hottie, “Armani” (Chris June). For Dustin it is love at first sight and he wants nothing more than to be with his dream boy, but is haunted by memories of homophobia and his own painful lessons in what it means to be Black and gay in this time period. Dustin is inquisitive and hopeful, but like so many gay men has filled his emptiness and pain with man after man. He prays Armani is the one. His prospects finally seem to be looking better when he finds himself in an African-American Studies class with Armani and the two reluctantly hit it off–with a little nudge from his best female friend (or friend-girl, as The Kidz like to say).

The budding couple’s pleasure is soon tainted by pain, however, when while trying to hook up they witness a hate crime so graphic and vile you will feel your heart wrenching. For Dustin love will always be “About Him,” but he may soon learn everything comes with a price and sometimes with a fight. Let The Revolution begin…

We have to say this is by far the best web series we have yet to see. It was worth the wait and anticipation. The story line’s timing is right on, especially in a renewed age of social activism. This series reminds us of darker times when being gay was deemed wrong on every level and systemic homophobia was rampant. Henderson Maddox has truly outdone himself with this piece of work. Be sure you subscribe to Signal 23 TV’s Vimeo  to catch the first two episodes now by clicking here! Happy viewing!

The Premiere Party

Our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning was on location to check out the premiere party and screening and the web stars were out in full effect. Gary Lavard, Valerie Payton, Sherrod Willis, Rion Deshon, Darius Lavale,  and Zahir Roberts along with newbies, Corey Thompson, Levi Erik, Danny Rowe, Jaquay Wilkerson, Thomas Mackey, and Toni Bernard were all there in full effect! Check out some of the pictures below!

Photo Credits: Henderson Maddox, Sr. of Madd Studios

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

The “Bawn” of A New Era! Meet Anthony Bawn (@AnthonyBawn), Director of “About Him: Freshman Year!”

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It is no secret that we love ourselves some About Him: Freshman Year.

The series has been rolling strong for almost two months now and we love, love, LOVE it! Again, it only proves Tyson Anthony is a genius. However, he is not the only creative genius aboard this groundbreaking web series, meet the man behind the camera, the CEO of Bawn TV, director extraordinaire, Anthony Bawn!

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Anthony is easily one of the best directors we have ever met. His style, admittedly, is very clear and cut–get it right or watch it end up on the floor. Some may find that as brutal, but we see it as efficient, especially when the public is craving your product. Indeed, Mr. Bawn has undertaken quite a project adapting this hit web series from its parent network, Signal 23 TV, to Bawn TV and Amazon Prime. Many, including us, were skeptical of his skill, but after seeing his work and actually having a meeting of the minds, we can tell you this guy is the real deal! Check out our exclusive interview with him below:

As you can see Anthony does not mince words and really tells you like it is. There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding who does and owns what with About Him, and we are impressed with how nobly he is handling it all. As aforementioned he is the CEO of Bawn TV, an online network with some amazing content. Most of the series on it are independent, a few are other series from Tyson Anthony. Personally, we have been binge watching Cheetah In August and the movies, Four,  and Chasing Pavement which stars former porn star, Remy Mars. You can subscribe to the network by clicking here.

We are here for Anthony Bawn, Bawn TV, and About Him: Freshman Year and you should be too! Happy viewing!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

Videography & Editing By: Joshua Craig

***Special thanks to WTTRadio***

4/18/2017- “Gay Famous”

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Hey Mikey,

I’ve followed your site for some time now and I really like how you keep up with all of the gay web series. I am actually on one of them, although you have yet to interview me. Anyhow, I’m having an issue with getting more acting jobs in this city. Despite the number of followers I have and the web series I have been on people continue to act like they don’t know who I am. It really is mind-boggling to me especially when I can walk into practically any bar or club in Atlanta and dozens of niggas know who I am. I feel as though I’m being blackballed. I’m really trying to do this acting thing, and I feel like these casting people need to see my worth. What do you think?

-King Star

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***About Tre, honestly I think you are coming off as spoiled and entitled–a recurring theme among many web stars. You my boy are what I  have coined as “Gay Famous.” This pretty much means you may be famous with in the gay community, the Black Gay one at that, and that is the extent of your popularity and reach. For you to begin achieving the fame I know you ultimately desire you are going to have to do some real work. That means getting head shots, taking some acting classes, networking, accepting minor roles to get your foot in the door for bigger roles, and most of all put your ego to the side. The sky is the limit when you’re young, attractive, and bangin’ it seems, but gravity all that much stronger. The Clipse said it best, “don’t let’cha ego trick yo ass!”

☆Need advice? Simply leave your question in the comments section of this post, or email me at  HeyMikeyATL@gmail.com. Be sure to pick a pen name! Thanks for checking me out! -Mikey ♡

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEOS] The Countdown Continues! Days 10 Thru 16 of Hotness w/ Signal 23 TV’s “About Him Season 2: The Revolution!”

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(l-r, clockwise) Chris June, Monyetta Shaw, Kimberly Jones, and Levi Erik

THE TWENTY-THREE DAYS OF HOTNESS, ANTICIPATION, AND SHEER EXCITEMENT WE HAVE TO ENDURE UNTIL THE PREMIERE OF SIGNAL 23 TV’S ABOUT HIM SEASON 2: THE REVOLUTION IS JUST WAY TOO MUCH!

Thankfully, the network is continuing to give us tidbits on this upcoming season thanks to their daily videos from the cast of the series. As you recall, the new season of the series on the network will not be a continuation of the first season, but instead is becoming an anthology series focusing on an all-new story line and besides Gary Lavard, a new cast! Check out a few teasers for the series below.

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Web Series & Masterpiece…Tyson Anthony’s (@authortysona) “Raising Eli” Season 2!

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How many times can we say that Tyson Anthony is a true genius? Definitely once more, because it has never been truer!

The writer and creator of About Him, who also brought us Pharm: The Series and Entercourse is back with a second season of his hit web series, Raising Eli!

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When we last left off in the first season finale Eli (Chris June) seemed to overwhelmed with personal, romantic, and financial issues. Meanwhile, Travis (Monnie Isham) and Shad (Desmond Fletcher) grew closer, bonding over pizza, video games, and general laziness. Elsewhere, we learned King (Desjuan Zaire) suffers from social anxiety disorder. In the second season a few months have passed and things seem to only have gotten even harder for Eli. He was evicted from his house and has moved into a home his grandmother left for him–with Travis in tow. To make matters worse his insensitive and obnoxious cousin, Monte moves in too when his lack of finances threaten to have their home foreclosed on.

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[VIDEO/EXTENDED TRAILER] Signal 23 TV Goes There w/ “Uncle Joey!”

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Signal 23 TV continues to release some pretty riveting and groundbreaking series. Yep, the network that brought you Steel River, About Him, About Justin, Tex Brown and more is back with a new heart-wrenching series, Uncle Joey.

Starring the network’s newest web star, Thomas Mackey, the series tackles and makes social commentary on HIV, an issue that has long plagued the LGBTQ community. Although there have been great medical advances in the fight against the disease, the stigma attached to it is as venomous and damning as ever. Check out the extended trailer for the new series below:

Just watching this trailer brings out a whole array of emotions. The first being how powerful it is to see a character with HIV in such a prominent role. This is all very touchy subject material and its enaction will really tie into the success of the series and how the audience receives it. Second, we love seeing the relationship between Joey and his nephew.

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We have seen Jordan Preston Carter as “Quincy Young” on Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Have Nots, but never in a role like this. Seeing a young child question a grown man about his HIV status is brand new territory indeed! Finally, and truly, we have to give Henderson Maddox his props on casting Thomas Mackey. The man is walking piece of art! You may remember him from the web series, Triangle, but we are sure you will be giving his Uncle Joey  role top billing after viewing the series.

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“About Justin” Star, Rico Pruitt, Releases New Porn & Signs Exclusive Contract w/ BlackBoysAddicitionz!

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The name Rico Pruitt has gotten more and more buzz over the last month and half thanks to his recent “moves.”

As you recall just last month the former About Justin star released a porno with BlackBoysAddictionzfollowed by the announcements of his new web series, L.I.T., and teased a music single, “About Me.” Check it out below!

Dropping The Full Video Soon… 🖤#AboutMe

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