About 50 people came out to see the debut of the latest GAM-TV websiode, "Break-up King: It's Not You, It's Me" at the @mosphere Bar in Chicago. After an update from director Angel Abcede on the background of the webisode (an entry into Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's "Project Greenlight" reality show--which did not advance, unfortunately) and on the activities of Asians & Friends Chicago (and its hosting of the national Asians & Friends conference in 2016), the debut went on without a hitch. Afterwards, Angel gave actor John Breen a "Miss Piggy" award for being a standout actor.
GAM-TV's Angel Abcede has written and directed another webisode with a debut party set for Sat., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at @mosphere, 5355 N. Clark in Chicago. The story is of an average gay, Asian male looking to make 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 webisode Premiere Party for Panda II: Rise of a Gay Asian Bear is set for Sat., May 10 in Chicago, at Downtown Bar, 440 N. State at 7 p.m. $5 donation to School Street Arts Movement, an AIDS-awareness charity. Cash bar. In this sequel to "Panda I: Tale of a Gay Asian Bear," (2013), the main character, Tim, is still trying to get over a hard break-up. As he bumps from dates to a threesome to a general dating slump, he soon spirals into an underground world of drugs, leather and the darker side of the bear scene. Will he rebound?
At this GAM-TV webisode debut party, 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.
A 2014 calendar featuring men from GAM-TV webisodes and Asians & Friends Chicago is now available for the holiday shopping season. Cost for the first-time calendar project is $10 per calendar with a $2 shipping fee. Simply e-mail Angel Abcede at AngelChgo@aol.com and he will send you a calendar with an invoice. Support GAM-TV and AFC's efforts at building GAM esteem and pride! In addition, compilations of GAM-TV's "Pink Underwear" series, its documentaries and other webisodes are available on DVD for $5.99 plus $2 shipping fee.
The premiere party for "Panda: Tale of a Gay Asian Bear" is set for this Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. at @mosphere, 5355 N. Clark Street in Chicago. At that time, "Panda" will go live online and be available for download/purchase here at gamTVusa.com (click our Webisodes tab). The debut follows a successful preview in New York City last week at Uncle Charlie's bar in Midtown Manhattan. A full bar of guests expressed how impressed they were with the production and hoped to see more from GAM-TV.
The premiere party for "Panda: Tale of a Gay Asian Bear" is set for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. at @mosphere, 5355 N. Clark Street in Chicago. “Panda” follows Tim, a broader set, gay, Asian man who's realizing his current relationship is ending. In the face of that, he steps into the world of gay bears, hoping that with a little liquid courage to find a new love—or at least a distraction. In this panda’s world, truths surface about the meaning of attraction and what the gay mainstream in America deems beautiful.