1 – SubSurdity: Vignettes From Jasper Lane
Jasper Lane is a well-off neighborhood, not much different in appearance than most others, with a tree-lined drive, manicured lawns, and crystal clear ponds. But underneath the pleasantry there is a completely different world, oftentimes more menacing. Cassie Bloom, the grand dame of Jasper Lane who lives in a giant house on the cul-de-sac, has a missing son and husband, and throws gay porn parties that are the social event of the year. Her best friend, a transsexual named Vera, owns a nightclub. Melinda Gold is the resident religious fanatic whose views clash with that of her son Patrick – but she too has a secret. Sandy and Steve Jones are the all-American couple – well, except for the fact that Steve acts in gay-for-pay porn unbeknownst to his pregnant wife. Rick Cooper just moved to Jasper Lane and, despite his qualms about ever getting into another relationship (having literally lost an eye in the previous one) falls for ex-army man, James. And David and Cliff are the most “normal” couple on the block – but for the fact that David helped Cassie with some past nefarious deed and Cliff is the biggest gay porn star in the biz. All these stories interlock and play out in a brightly comic way with gay porn parties, a dog named Gayhound, and a dead body all being thrown in the mix. It may not be perfect, but it sure is fun!
2 – Suburbilicious: Vignettes From Jasper Lane
Take another turn down Jasper Lane, the well-off neighborhood where gay porn parties, fresh cheesecake, and friendly busybodies welcome newcomers while a dog named Gayhound helps with the landscaping. Cassie Bloom is thrilled her son Jason is home, but she’s worried about the secrets buried around the house, especially when a scary-looking stranger starts spying on her! Rick and James are basking in the blush of love-or is it the flush of jealousy as Rick’s rugby teammate starts hanging around?-and the flamboyantly gay Terrence is off bonding with his newly discovered son, Christian. Melinda, divorced from her stuffy husband, is looking to dip her toe in the dating pool, but she’s got one problem: her potential date’s embarrassing last name. Steve and Sandy Jones are now proud parents, but Sandy’s got to find something to do with herself, and running for office in the Gay Porn Wives Club may be just the ticket. And remember, it’s a do-unto-others mentality on Jasper Lane, so when lesbian couple Asha and Keiko move in and Sandy helps Keiko get a directing job at Steve’s gay porn film company, it’s par for the course!