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“The Other Two” creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneir are workg on a new TV seri for HBO, foced on a closeted gay teen 2000 who dissociat and imag that he’s a straight actor playg a gay role — like Dean Brennan “The Other Two.”

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CHRIS KELLY AND SARAH SCHNEIR’S NEXT SERI WILL BE A LERAL GAY FEVER DREAM

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The pair’s new seri for HBO centers on a gay teen 2000, who p wh beg closeted by simply … dissociatg and imagg that he’s a straight actor playg a gay role, per Variety. Now, get ready for another gay fever dream of a show, if a b too lerally.

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Chris Kelley has e a long way as a gay athlete. And he did all as an openly gay athlete. Lookg at Kelley’s Instagram acunt, ’s hard to believe he once stggled wh beg gay.

For me, giv me an opportuny to advertise to others who aren’t faiar wh gay men that we are no different than them, and n be jt as good at the sport or even better.

I thk a lot of people have this perceived notn that we wouldn’t be good at sports bee we’re gay, but realy, that uldn’t be further om the tth. Havg played basketball growg up and still hoopg rec leagu, really isn’t easy beg the only gay guy playg, and Colls me out while beg NBA, which to me seems to be one of the harst plac to do that.

CHRIS KELLY: 'THE OTHER TWO' -CREATOR ON FDG TTH THROUGH GAY EDY

In the fal episo of The Other Two’s send season, which aired last week, Cary Dubek (Drew Tarver), an aspirg actor and one of the show’s tular siblgs, fally gas the urage to send another man a photo of his ’s a huge step for the character: Canonilly, Cary didn’t e out as gay until his mid-twenti and had never had a real boyiend until the start of season two. Especially not when you’re, as Cary had recently bee, a risg long, Cary’s timate photo gets spread all over the gay ter, givg him the publicy he always wanted, but perhaps not for the reasons he wanted .

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(ChaseDreams ially go viral wh “Marry U At Recs” and his next h sgle is lled “My Brother’s Gay And That’s Okay! And as someone timately faiar wh the burn of queer reprentatn — Kelly was SNL’s first (and to date, only) openly gay head wrer — the shownner quickly found himself strsg over “a lot of stuff wh Cary’s sexualy.

We’d be like, ‘I hate when TV shows do this wh gay characters.

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Durg the show’s first season, I ld s abily to “riture the gay muny whout rervatns, but whout ever crossg to crass ridicule. ” Whether was pokg fun at Andy Cohen, Instagays, or Call Me By Your Name, the show seemed to be perpetually stg at the cuttg other show would dare ame an entire scene around a female talent agent, played by the always lightful Kate Berlant, gleefully proclaimg to a prospective gay client, “I am gaggg for you, faggot! Cary’s misadventur as a “stgglg actor” ntue to be hilar — like when he jos a homophobic church jt to get a role a Riverdale spoff — but ’s the show’s thornier exploratn of his inty as a late--life homosexual that yields some of s most tertg a lot of LGBTQ+ programmg has foced on the trma of g out, few have touched on what happens afterward.

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You’ll hardly be able to tell [I’m gay]. It’s so fucked up, but ’s based on years and years of beg told that beg gay is wrong. Details like the put certa cisns Cary mak to sharp relief: sudnly, Cary’s tirels pursu to prove to a father and his gay son (who are actually a May-December gay uple disguise) that he and his boyiend are “not sry” isn’t jt a funny joke; ’s an earnt, if woefully misguid, attempt to fd any father figure who n reassure him he is “normal.

”“I remember when my mom was tryg to be acceptg of me beg gay, was sry for her, ” Kelly tells me of his personal nnectn to this particular storyle. The latent msage was: It’s okay to be gay, as long as you’re basilly still ’s no wonr Kelly scrib season-one Cary as “a ltle self-hatey, a ltle homophobic, a ltle sred to put himself out there the gay scene.

The Other Two unrstands that, jt bee Cary needs to dulge his slutty stage, don’t mean every gay man needs the same thg. ”The send season of the subversive edy, now back on HBO Max, lights mockg the notn of a gay “normal. “I thk, oftentim, when gay characters are the butt of the joke, ’s bee straight people are wrg , ” Kelly says.

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