Friday, October 30, 2009

Gay News Show

My friend Mike has been putting together a website which acts as a portal for all sorts of organizations within the gay community of new york city. It also offers services for those recently diagnosed with HIV. He asked me to come in and do a news show for the site, so here's a Halloween edition.

I think it's way too much of me, and Mike got carried away with the green screen images but here's some fun things to do around the city and also a cameo with adorable fag hag Margret!

Let us know your thoughts and how we can improve!


Auntie M said...

Some of us can never have too much Jesse ;)

I like the positioning of Jesse vs. the background starting with the Bernadette Peters clip better. You don't need to be shoved into the corner.

The sound is a bit echo-y. This may have to do with where or how you recorded it.

I love Margret. She is so right. Although, ya know, I have always been uncomfortable with the idea of being loved by a guy who has been dead for over 2000 years who never washed anything but his feet. Eeewww.

I want to be Margret's friend. Too bad I don't live in NYC. My boys all died in the 80's, and I've never had the heart to find a new local cadre.


The Blackout Blog said...

"Be an egg."

I can't.

thaddeus said...

hey, jesse. great piece you did. i enjoyed it very much. i do, however, have to call you out on one item. frankenstein's monster was named adam, not daemon. it had to do with the whole "first man" theory. this is my first post, though i have been hanging out on the brink with you for quite some time. keep up the good work. i may even have to buy your book! thaddeus

Jesse Archer said...

Auntie M, I kind of look like a midget in the corner right? I'm so sorry about the loss of your friends. Nobody can ever make up for them, but I'm sure there are so many locals who would love to try!

Blackout Blog--you've got too good a body to ever be an egg.

Thaddeus, thanks for being here and for the comment. I've done a little research and found that you're right (according to Wikipedia), but for some reason in this production they are calling him Daemon. Somewhere else on line, it says:

"the "Monster" was called the monster eleven (11) times. The teenage author also called him/it:

daemon = 12 times; creature = 7 times; wretch = 9 times; fiend = 11 times; being = 7 times; murderer = 4 times; devil = 6 times."

No wonder we just stick to Frankenstein!

Auntie M said...

The trouble with sticking to "Frankenstein" is that that was the name of the scientist who made the monster, not the monster himself. But wait... that's Frahnkensteen.

I remember falling out of the theater seat into the aisle laughing a the "bag and turban" line.

Bob Frank said...

Hi Jesse,
I liked this very much. You came across very appealing and entertaining.