1 Girl 5 Gays

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1 Girl 5 Gays
GenreTalk show
Presented byLauren Collins (season 4-present)
Aliya Jasmine Sovani (season 1-4)
Country of originCanada
Production
Running time30 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel
Original runOctober 14, 2009 (2009-10-14) – 2014
 
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1 Girl 5 Gays
GenreTalk show
Presented byLauren Collins (season 4-present)
Aliya Jasmine Sovani (season 1-4)
Country of originCanada
Production
Running time30 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel
Original runOctober 14, 2009 (2009-10-14) – 2014

1 Girl 5 Gays, sometimes abbreviated as 1g5g, is a Canadian talk show that premiered on October 14, 2009 on MTV Canada.[1] In October 2010, gay-interest sister network Logo picked up the program and started airing it in the United States.[2] On August 9, 2012, it was announced on their Facebook page that 1 Girl 5 Gays was renewed for a fourth season. Aliya Jasmine Sovani was the host for the first three seasons and part of the fourth. Lauren Collins, known for her role as Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi, replaced Sovani as the host.

Out Magazine described the show as containing "frank, often curse-laced discussions about bareback sex, masturbation and one-night stands", and analogised it with "The View meets Dr. Ruth, only with hot gay men instead of menopausal madams".[3]

The program's cancellation was announced in 2014, as part of significant staffing and production cutbacks at Bell Media.[4]

The rotating panel of gay men has included David Robert, Michael Yerxa, Jean-Paul Bevilacqua, Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calcaneo, Jonathan Morton-Schuster, Matt Barker, Dean McArthur, Matt Santos, Philip Tetro, Ian Lynch, Andrew Edwards, Jake Mossop, Thomas Trafford, Ishmael Furoz, Jonathan Nathaniel, Gerry King, Simon Lysnes, Max Claude, Alex Brown, Jason Yantha, Dillon Scheenaard, JP Larocque, Rafay Agha, Gabriel Rojas, Kiel Hughes, Gaelan Love, Michael Lehman, Shawn Hitchins, Taylor James, Thomas Haskell, Chris Corsini, Maurie Sherman, Ralph Rosario, Brad Blaylock, Ryan Carter, Ibrahim Hasan, Scott Do, Matthew Agius, Micha Baltman, Anthony Berarco, Matt Sims, Perez Hilton, Marc Andrew Smith, Kash Baloch, James Bar, Jeffrey Bowers, Brett Ashley, Chase Hutchinson, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Mitchell Boucher, Mike Germanotta, Jamie Gillingham and Taurel Lorenz.

A smaller number of episodes have featured a panel of lesbians,[5] including Brittany Leigh, Christina Mac, Brittany Emmons, Courtney Jean Milner, Valerie Bosso and Nicole DeLargie.

Format[edit]

In each episode, one female (or "one girl") (Aliya Jasmine Sovani from 2009-2013, Lauren Collins 2013-present) sits down with five gay panelists (or "five gays"), usually gay men but occasionally lesbian women, to discuss 20 questions about love and sex. The "5 gays" in each episode is a rotating panel, each having differing backgrounds and points of view. The fast-paced discussion explores serious themes as well as lighthearted topics dealing with romance and pleasure.

The show also features special episodes, such as a high school edition, HIV+ men, co-ed episodes featuring lesbians and gays at the same time and more.

At the end of the fourth season, the show presented two special episodes featuring twenty "gays" departing the show, as producers chose to begin season five with a new cast, who were introduced 30 September 2013.[6] MTV Canada resumed airing episodes with the new cast and Collins 4 October 2013, but as of February 2014, Logo had not yet begun airing the show's fifth season; the show's official Twitter feed noted on 17 March 2014 that Logo had opted not to continue airing episodes after the end of season four.

When the show airs during prime time, some segments are grayed out and muted, with a notice that the uncensored show will air later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1 girl 5 gays on MTV.ca
  2. ^ 1 girl 5 gays on Logo TV
  3. ^ Shane Michael Singh (June 29, 2011). "Catching Up With 1 Girl 5 Gays". Out. 
  4. ^ "Big changes at MTV, Much as Bell Media makes deep cuts to production staff". Edmonton Journal, July 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "1 Girl 5 Gays Returns to Logo's Late-Night Line-Up 9/26". tv.broadwayworld.com. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Fairbrother, Jim (30 September 2013). "1 Girl 5 Gays - Season 5 Cast". MTV.ca. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

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