Break-up King In GAM-TV director Angel Abcede's latest webisode, "Break-up King: It's Not You, It's Me," an average gay, Asian male is making the biggest transition of all--one involving not one, not two but three major breakups. While sounding like a heavy topic, the lead character's upbeat persona and quirky partners make for an awkwardly hilarious series of unhappy endings. The piece--originally set to the requirements of HBO's Project Greenlight reality show--is using an extremely short 3-minute format to develop characters and speak to one of life's most difficult challenges: Facing one's own shortcomings. The six-minute director's cut is what is posted here for you to download. The webisode stars Mikey Apuada as the lead, Jennifer Elise, Robert Ertel, Rob Fore, Peg Swanson and features John Breen as "Blossom." Price: $0.99 for one feature Feature
Panda II: Rise of a Gay Asian Bear In the original Panda webisode, which debuted on gamTVusa.com in March 2013, the main character, Tim, was feeling the gravity of his broken relationship. After meeting friends in a leather “bear” bar, this gay man of Asian descent discovered that gay, Asian bears were referred to as “Pandas.” The story follows Tim’s effort to get out of his dating funk, leading him to question why he chooses to date only white men. The original Panda webisode ended with more than one question mark. To resolve matters, Panda II picks up where Panda I left off. In the sequel, Tim continues to deal with his break-up, exploring the seedier side of the city’s leather bar scene. Will he go down in flames or rise like the Phoenix? Either way, he has a great team of friends who act as a safety net. Set to a driving rock soundtrack by Chicago musician Jonathan Fell, the story, written and directed by Chicago artist Angel Abcede, balances the edgy underground lifestyle of urban gay bears with the cuddly humanity of anyone bumping along the road to love and acceptance. Price: $0.99 for one feature Feature
Pink Underwear IV: Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum It's time for gay, Asian graphic designer Sean to introduce his boyfriend Rob to his mom and sisters. Rob's practiced some Chinese phrases--which as a musician, he's memorized by singing--but everyone's nerves are still on edge. But the wild card is Sean's sister Mia. As the black sheep of the family, what craziness will she stir? Come see the latest installment to GAM-TV's "Pink Underwear" series. Price: $0.99 for one feature Feature
Popcorn Dress: Making of a Celebrity Fashion designer Kevin Vong creates a Gay Pride Parade dress to wear that literally stops traffic. Made entirely from popcorn with adornments that allude to his Laotian heritage, the stunning look has ripple effects across the city, leading to a Pride float award and the cover of the Chicago Tribune. The dress even attains an international stage at the annual Asians & Friends conference in San Diego. But where will the sudden celebrity lead? This documentary follows the birth and unceremonious end of an American celebrity. Price: $0.99 for one feature Feature
Panda: Tale of a Gay Asian Bear “Panda” follows Tim, a gay, Asian man who is realizing his current relationship is ending. In the face of that, he steps into the world of gay “bears,” hoping with a little liquid courage to find a new love—or at least a distraction. Tipping the balance are an activist roommate, a giddy drinking buddy and a bar hunk named, “Boss.” In this panda’s world, truths surface about the meaning of attraction and what gay society deems beautiful. Live post date: March 23, 2013 Price: $0.99 for one feature Feature
Pink Underwear A three-episode drama-comedy series about a Chinese-American 20-something stepping into the gay, dating scene for the first time. In episode one, we encounter Sean in a Laundromat, where he just realizes he put a red shirt in with his whites. The mishap leads to a chance encounter with a mystery man. Is he gay or isn’t he? The mystery unfolds in episode two and comes to a hilarious end in the final chapter. Will Dong, a board member of Asians and Friends Chicago, calls it a “light-hearted vignette that puts a gay, Asian man in the center of the story. We need more of this kind of storytelling for our community. We don’t have enough of it here in the U.S.” Live post date: June 18, 2011 Price: $0.99 Add to Cart All three episodes will remain available through January 31, 2013. Season 2 is here! Follow the budding romance through some potential trouble as Sean finds the courage to see his new beau play in a straight club as part of a rock 'n roll band. To help him out, Sean enrolls J.C.--okay, not the butchest of choices---but a friend nonetheless, to help him along some unfamiliar waters. Add to Cart Season 3 is out! J.C.'s Moment of Panic--The Musical. This webisode series finds Sean's friend, J.C. in a nightmare of a daydream fueled by his fear of getting older. It takes convincing by pals and a day at the beach to get J.C. back into his musical, upbeat self. This webisode contains the internet smash: "You Don't Need a Gay Bar (To Have a Disco Ball)." Add to Cart
The Glamorous Mind of Kevin Vong Have you ever eaten a spider? Stand out at Pride Parade? Designed a dress for Michelle Obama? This webisode documentary follows the peculiar life of Chicago-based fashion designer Kevin Vong. From his childhood as a Buddhist monk to an 18-year relationship with the love of his life, Kevin is living the American Dream. Follow his journey. It's something to see! Live post date: December 28, 2012 Price: $0.99 for one feature Feature
Green Fairy Party An artistic, gay couple with dance backgrounds argue on their way to a tasting party for absinthe, the liquor associated with Parisian artisans and the hallucination of the "Green Fairy." Along with other party guests, the two men sample the absinthe, launching a musical dream sequence involving the Green Fairy. All isn't what it seems, or is it? Live post date: March 24, 2012 Price: $0.99 for all three episodes Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
GAM Talk A profile series on four gay, Asian men living in Chicago: a tri-athlete, a D.J., a theater producer and an actor. Live post date: July 30, 2011 Price: $0.99 -- Introductory price! Add to Cart
Dancin’ Shoes A musical documentary chronicling the life of a retired Filipino jazz dancer returning to the spotlight for a brief performance. Live post date: August 20, 2011 Add to Cart Price: $0.99 Watch out for GAM-TV’s Fall Season, with new webisode series starting September 2012. Watch for new postings through December 31, 2102.