DENVER, Colo. — A heterosexual model from the gay erotic site BrokeStraightBoys.com will be featured in a multiple-episode story arc on Logo’s and OUTtv’s new series “DTLA."
This represents one of the first times that an amateur porn actor will be featured in a dramatic series.
From the executive producer of the “The L Word," “DTLA” depicts the relationships and sex lives of eight friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations that work and live in the vibrant community of downtown Los Angeles.
The series stars Darryl Stephens (“Noah’s Arc”) and others including Golden Globe winning, and Academy Award nominated Melanie Griffith, Sandra Bernhard and Leslie Jordan.
“DTLA” is created, directed and executive produced by Larry Kennar (“The L Word,” 50 First Dates, Barbershop), Darryl Stephens, Michael Andres Palmieri, Mark Erickson, and Helene Shaw.
“This is a great example of how mainstream television and the world of adult entertainment can come together to produce spectacular results," said Mark Erickson, "DTLA” producer and BrokeStraightBoys.com creator.
"My team has a great deal of experience with branding. As a media company, you have to create a unique brand for all your products and teaming up with DTLA was a natural fit for our brand.”
Erickson operates JustUsBoys.com, CollegeDudes.com, and JustUsBoysMagazine.com.
"I first wanted to explore venturing into mainstream television after a model forgot to remove a temporary BrokeStraightBoys.com tattoo after an event," he said. "His girlfriend saw it later and he had to make up a story about how he got it. I thought to myself, now this would make great television."
As part of a broader campaign, the collaboration also includes a new series of Broke Straight Boys commercials to air throughout the season starring many of the sites most popular models.
“We’re focused on expanding the footprint of products that BluMedia offers its customers along with breaking down many of the stigmas and stereotypes associated with adult entertainment," Erickson said. “We wanted something big to open up our amazing brands to the rest of the world and now we’re in the process of now developing our own television show.”