3 min readAug 9, 2020

Andy Cohen, Produce A Gay Husbands Series On Bravo TV Too!

Andy Cohen & Stephen Colbert

Former CBS newsman Andy Cohen is reality TV’s grand master, a man with his pulse planted on American housewives’ unsatisfying, dysfunctional and chaotic lives. A man who admits he doesn’t take himself too seriously, always making sure he’s the butt of his own jokes. Wanna bet Andy laughs all the way to the bank?

Andy appearing on Stephen Colbert’s show, spent the segment teasing good-naturedly. At one point, Stephen nudged Andy to consider adding a ‘small Midwest city’ housewife series to the Real Housewives franchise. Andy liked the idea. “I think you’re onto something, Stephen, I see five women in mom jeans holding stalks of corn.”

Nodding his agreement, Stephen replied, “I think they are surely as capable of alcoholism and rage as any of them.”

Ah, that #StephenColbert, always taking a swing you don’t see coming. Until it connects. A look of ‘smarts’ washed over Andy’s aura but only for a nanosecond and then that smile of his Stephen dubbed ‘Gittowatt’ lit up his face again and the segment ended.

But I got to thinking. Why only real housewives, Andy Cohen?

What about gay couples? I’m serious. The gay man’s footprint out here is as solid as the group I once belonged to, American housewives. The stereotypic images of gay guys that Andy Cohen could project for us to all be entertained by surely could be as out-of-whack as the images his housewives have projected for the last decade or so. Don’t you think?

So here’s my pitch to Andy Cohen, reality show meister extraordinaire.

The Real Gay Husbands of Fire Island
The Real Gay Husbands of West Hollywood
The Real Gay Husbands of the Castro
The Real Gay Husbands of Chelsea

I suggest at least several young man/older man pairings because from what I’ve observed, that’s quite popular among these guys. Projecting a moneyed image won’t be much of an issue because unlike lots of the housewives who joined this gig to make lots of it, finding young gay men married to older, moneyed and well coiffed gay guys shouldn’t pose a problem. Older gay guys are often well educated and well off. As for good looks, I don’t have to go there, do I?

Speaking of looks, should you like my pitch Andy, we must find a way to get Million Dollar Listing/NYC’s Fredrik Eklund and his hubby Derek Kaplan in the Chelsea series. I adore Fredrik and okay, so he’s darling to look at but that hubby of his? OMG! Heart melting handsome! Women viewers think so Andy and remember, women comprise the #BravoTV audience. Also remember, women love to ‘bestie’ with gay guys. Every woman knows gay guys make better best friends than straight gals do. I bet Kathy Griffin will testify; perhaps there might even be a part for her.

One last thought: Imagine those fight scenes! Buff gay guys swinging, YUM! Just think about it, Andy Cohen. I’m great at story development and visualize this one clearly so you should email me at and we’ll talk.


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