‘Golden Girls’ gets a modern day update with ‘But She’s My Best Friend’
We all need a reminder that we’re normal no matter how weird our living situation is. Sitcoms are the comfort show that remind us that life is naturally chaotic, messy, and honestly abnormal. Shows like Golden Girls, The Odd Couple, Friends, and It’s Always Sunny help remind us of that, and the hit gay web series But She’s My Best Friend follows that trend.
Declared the Best Gay Web Series by Round the World Magazine, and one of the Top 10 Gay Shows to Watch by Queerty.com, But She’s My Best Friend is making waves. Created by Gabriel Joseph, the series has had two successful season on YouTube and Dekkoo, focused on two gay roommates and their close friend navigating their 30s.
Gay people with gay friends
So often in shows with a gay lead, the best friend is a straight girl, and every once in a while, a straight guy. But She’s My Best Friend is trying to show that surprisingly, gay people end up being friends with each other. Focused on roommates Christian and Joey, and their two other friends Marcus and Stephen, the show follows the four of them as they navigate life single, gay, and in their 30s.
Based on Joseph’s real life best friends Belal Ahad and Paul Dean, But She’s My Best Friend tries to take the tired roommates navigating life together tropes and reinvent them for the 21st century.
TV experience on the internet
While But She’s My Best Friend is Joseph’s first time handling a web series, it’s far from his first time taking on a TV show. With credits that have aired on CBS, Food Network, and HGTV, Joseph has spent plenty of time as a television producer, and brings that expertise with him to his series.
But unlike the other shows, Joseph is also stepping up as an actor, portraying Christian, one of the two roommates. Bringing his own personal experience to the table, Joseph is making the role his and helping take But She’s My Best Friend to a new level.
Big names, big hopes
With two seasons under their belts, But She’s My Best Friend has had plenty of great guest stars and co-stars within the first 15 episodes. Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story), Shangela, and Jensen Atwood (Noah’s Arc) all found themselves on the streets of West Hollywood as guest stars in season one and two. Alongside the stellar cast, we have; Darryl Stephens (@darrylstephens), Sachin Bhatt (@sachinbhatt), and Danny Lam (@dnnlmm).
But She’s My Best Friend has had great success so far in its first two seasons, and we’re excited to see how the show grows for season 3. Maybe the show will even get a distributor, and can grow past YouTube.