From a media release:
- Alluvial Filmworks Releases Complete Second Season of Hit TV Series Featuring Comical Gay Culture Saviors
“…What could be more charming than two cute, witty gay boys offering affectionate advice to those in Need?” – The Advocate
“…raucously humorous” – Xtra! Magazine
That’s always good to hear! On Oct. 14, Alluvial Filmworks will release Chris & John to the Rescue: Provincetown!, the second season DVD of the outrageously funny hit reality TV series featuring two gay best friends called upon to remedy various sticky situations. This time, best friends Chris Carter and John Simpson hit up small-town America for some summer fun on the gayest beach resort under the sun, P-Town, also known as Provincetown, Mass.
Picking up where season one left off, the hysterical second season includes Chris and John involved in merrily mishaps and adventures, such as finding a “fag” for a hag, babysitting for a gay married couple, assisting with a lesbian marriage proposal and a drag queen makeover extravaganza! The show also welcomes back and introduces the recurring set of quirky sidekicks and series staples, including Scum, Brian Doyle and the “fag hags.”
Praised heavily by both fans and critics since its 2005 premiere, Chris & John to the Rescue! has evolved from a 5-minute short series to a major ongoing series on OUTtv, Canada’s leading gay cable network. The international DVD release of the complete second season will feature five half-hour episodes and heaps of never-before-seen bonus material, including audio commentary, cast interviews (with the Naked News), hysterical Webisodes (feat. Doyle), launch party footage, funny featurettes, deleted scenes, and even a “sneak peek” at Season Three.
With episodes including the ultimate gay-over, babysitting, and camp counselors, many have easily compared this reality show to a cross between The Simple Life with Paris and Nicoleand Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, both considered very popular shows in recent years. Creator and star of Chris and John to the Rescue!, John Simpson has stated that when the show launched “it was basically just us doing what we did as kids, but with a better camera and in front of a national audience.” As the show progressed, co-star Chris Carter realized that “people needed our help desperately… whether or not we helped or made things worse is really irrelevant, we gave it our all and that’s what really counts, right?”
Chris & John to the Rescue! recently held its U.S. premiere in the spring of 2008 on here! Networks, including a 1-hour special on OUTtv (Canada) hosted by Doyle, their friend and show regular. Viewers can also view more footage of Chris and John’s crazy year as the two regularly document their lives via an online photo album and online V-log. Their interactive website www.chrisandjohnonline.com acts as a companion piece to the series, featuring episode descriptions, star bios, a music guide, exclusive photos and videos, podcasts, an interactive forum and more.
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