Michael Feldman and Michael Rachlis went slightly viral a few years ago with their marriage proposal, which took place during the curtain call of a play. Now they’re planning something a little different, with a six-part web series called Michael And Michael Are Gay, which will look at various things, most notably the issues that arise from open relationships.
In order to get the series completed, they’ve launched a Seed & Spark campaign in the hope of raising $40,000. As usual, there’s a range of perks on offer.
They write, They write: “In the current media landscape, we don’t see our story of marriage reflected. This is an opportunity for queer storytellers (and a straight female director) to be in the driver seat and unapologetically tell queer stories. It will also feature a racially & ethnically diverse cast of LGBTQ actors. Michael & Michael are Gay is a six-episode scripted web series inspired by the real lives of its creators – two neurotic Jews named Michael who fell in love and decided to make it official. The series will explore the lives and unique challenges of two loveable, sex-positive misfits, trying to navigate what marriage looks like between two men in the 21st century. It will also be an opportunity to tap into an impressive pool of LGBT talent to combine their powers (Captain Planet-style) to tell a story that is no holds-bar, unapologetically, and gratuitously GAY (Just like Captain Planet).”
As the clip from the pilot episode below shows, that LGBT talent includes EastSiders creator Kit Williamson and his real-life hubby John Halbach, and Youtuber Michael Henry. Take a look at that teaser below, and if you like what you see, head over to Seed & Spark to help out.