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Sunday, January 28, 2007

PinkMafiaRadioEp67 News Notes and Noah


It’s all about drama on Episode 67 of PinkMafiaRadio. I get into some of the details around Noah’s Arc making the leap to the big screen. I also share my views on the use of homophobic language by Donald Trump and Isaiah Washington. I conduct no interview on this episode but do talk about statements made by Jenson Atwood about the fate of Noah’s Arc. Please send feedback questions or comments to Steven at or call me 206 202-0296.

Jenson Atwood on NPR

Music on this show is by Jackie Beat – “No More Drama”

This is a clip from a documentary on the word "FAGGOT"

Clips of the Isaiah Washington issue.

Another example of why its vital to address issues of homophobia in media.

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In this episode I refer to the use of the word “Canceled” by many listeners, bloggers and even cast. I am not referring to any blog specifically but am referring to the fact that there has been no “official” cancellation of “Noah’s Arc”. It is my view that to focus on the show not returning to LOGO in 2007 instead of the plans to make a feature film based on the show is to chose to describe the current status of Noah’s Arc in a negative way.

It is not my intent to further the confusion over this issue or to inflame anyone. I acknowledge that the info coming out from LOGO and many others involved with Noah’s Arc can be interpreted in many ways. I mean no disrespect to the hard working and dedicated bloggers out there who have chosen to address this situation as an end and not as a new beginning.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I really do hate to just copy and paste a press release from anyone but I get asked ALL THE TIME about the fate of "Noah's Arc" so I am bending my rule a little about regurgitating PR for the sake of all you fans.


Full-length feature based on hit series about four gay African-American friends scheduled for 2008 release

NEW YORK, NY – January 24, 2007 – Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced that it plans to bring Noah's Arc, its hit flagship series about four AfricanAmerican gay friends in Los Angeles to the silver screen in 2008 as Logo's first original theatrical film.

Noah's Arc will join Sex and the City, Star Trek and The Simpsons as yet another fan-driven series finding a home at the multiplex, opening the door to greater storytelling depth, expanded creative opportunities and new audiences. Currently in development, the film is expected to pick up after the show's second season cliffhanger finale and continue with an even bolder and provocative storyline. The film will leave the door open for sequels, additional television seasons and specials. The series is created by and executive produced by Patrik-Ian Polk and his Tall Skinny Black Boy Productions.

"Noah's Arc has one of the most intensely loyal fan bases in television and we're thrilled to harness the power of film to let Patrik-Ian Polk continue the story he has so skillfully woven," said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment, MTV Networks Music Group, and President, Logo. "Noah's Arc has so many dimensions and possibilities, so advancing to the feature film format is an exciting way to motivate our loyal fans and engage an even wider audience."

Logo's most popular series, season one of Noah's Arc premiered in October 2005, just months after the launch of the network and season two premiered in August 2006. The show, which became the first television series about LGBT people of color, follows the lives and loves of four African-American gay men looking for love and signs of intelligent life in Los Angeles: Noah (Darryl Stephens), Chance (Doug Spearman), Alex (Rodney Chester) and Ricky (Christian Vincent).

"I began this series as a straight-to-DVD project, and Logo gave us a home as its flagship scripted series. And now we're taking it to the big screen!" said Polk. "Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this little independent show in movie theatres! Hats off to MTV Networks and Logo for believing in us enough to take Noah to that next level."

Polk is expected to share producing duties on the Noah's Arc film with series co-executive producer Carol Ann Shine. He made his feature film debut with the independent feature Punks, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Lowbudget Feature.

Although Noah's Arc will be Logo's first original theatrical film release, Logo content is available on every viewing platform available including, which houses the world's largest library of LGBT ad-supported streaming video, wireless devices from Amp'd and Sprint and download-to-own services including iTunes, AOL Video and Amazon UnBox as well as podcasts and DVD.

ABOUT LOGO: Logo is the ad-supported network targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers, launched by MTV Networks. The network launched June 30, 2005 with more than one thousand hours of content and has approximately 20 million subscribers across the United States. Logo provides LGBT audiences with a place where they can see themselves and be themselves through a mix of original and acquired entertainment programming that is authentic, smart and inclusive. Logo joins Viacom's roster of popular and highly targeted cable networks which includes MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV.

ABOUT MTV NETWORKS: MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 120 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 100 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

Monday, January 22, 2007

If you are in LA you get another chance to see "The DL Chronicles: Robert" free before it airs on HERE! TV

January 23: 7:30 pm “In The Meantime Mens Group”

In The Meantime Mens Group is hosting a special Screening of the DL Chronicles and interview with two remarkable young brothers, Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett.

For more info on the screening time and location please go to

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The DL Chronicles’ tells the stories of men of color who, by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles. The film is narrated by aspiring journalist, Chadwick Williams, as he pursues research while authoring a book about MSM (Men who Sleep with Men) aka "The Down Low." Through the DL Chronicles we enter into a provocative and intriguing world of sexual discovery, denial, betrayal, love and loss.

Good news for all of us “Noah’s Arc” fans! XXXX updated his/her blog with a release date for the DVD set of Season 2! Its official XXXX XX, 2007 is the date that you can get your hands on the full second season. Expect tons of extra features covering the making of, deleted and extended scenes plus all of the great digisodes that were made for Including Ricky’s attempt to bottom for Junito’s birthday and story behind Chance and Eddie’s daughter? The cast and crew raised the bar in their second season of “Noah’s Arc” and I am thrilled to know that LOGO has set a release date for their second outing!

As far as any announcements on when Season 3 will begin production or be on air…no word yet. XXXX states in his blog that LOGO will make an announcement very soon. So for now the best thing to do is write LOGO emails letting them know how much the show means to you and that they need to bring it back ASAP! LOGO is a new channel and has limited access to info on ratings and viewer stats so they need input from fans like you.

Another way to show your support for the show is to keep purchasing episodes from season one and two in iTunes and buy the DVD set of Season one for your friends and family. The best way to support shows like “Noah’s Arc” is with your $$$! I am amazed by how often I see in fan requests for bootlegs or downloads of the show; please don’t distribute the show illegally. In this digital age of easy access people forget that it costs a lot of money to produce TV, movies and music. The one thing most likely to get LOGO to give a green light for season three would be a phone call from BestBuy or letting them know they have sold out of all their DVD sets of “Noah’s Arc”.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Join PinkMafiaRadio in celebrating JustUsBoys expanding to a bimonthly publication! They are throwing a party at Club7969!

Kick Ass DJ - Hot Strippers
Drink Specials - No Cover
Free Gift Bags to the first 200 guests!

Hosted by Jackie Beat!!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

MONDAY, January 15

Seventh Annual King Day Celebration. Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson will be honored, as will AIDS activist Kevin Pickett, filmmakers Deondray Gossett and Quincy Le Near. Karamo Brown, the first openly gay black gay man on MTV’s The Real World, hosts, and Jasmyne Cannick gives the keynote address. L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Pl.; Mon., Jan. 15, 7 p.m.; free. (323) 733-4868

Sunday, January 07, 2007

PinkMafiaRadioEp66 Kevin E. Taylor on life, love, the closet and JADED.


I recently had the pleasure and honor of sitting down with Kevin E. Taylor to talk about his new book JADED. Kevin E. Taylor is an acclaimed, award-winning TV producer and writer who has been in the music and television industries for almost 15 years, working at BET and his own company--TM3. We also talk about his unique perspective on the music and television business as one of the few out black gay producers in the industry. We get into some of the controversies that Kevin dealt with while at BET ranging from Buju Banton and J.L. King to Oprah and Luthor Vandross. Please send feedback questions or comments to Steven at or call me 206 202-0296.

The featured music at the end of PinkMafiaRadioEP66 is Stimulation by Vikter Duplaix. I will air my interview with Vikter soon on PinkMafiaRadio.

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