The first five episodes of Mike Roma’s new web series, Danny The Manny, have now been released, and they’re certainly worth a watch. Roma plays the titular character, an out gay man who’s been hired to look after a young boy called Quinn while his parent are working.
However, he isn’t 100% sure what he should do when he discovers that Quinn likes to cross-dress. While keen to be supportive, Danny isn’t certain whether Quinn is simply exploring gender as part of growing up, or if it is an expression of Quinn’s real gender identity. The results are rather sweet.
Roma says, ‘My own story, coupled with my work as a babysitter, made me wonder about how we should raise kids in a day and age when being LGBT is more accepted than ever before. We’re now living in this gray area where gender is being questioned and roles are being capsized. My goal is to bring the subject out of the shadows, to urge others to question our own ideas, and to open up our imagination about what it means to be a girl or a boy.’
Take a look at the episodes below.