‘I’m Fine: Season 2’ gay WeHo dramedy returns Jan. 25 (VIDEO)Entertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Sunday, January 7th, 2018
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 25, Dekkoo.com, the gay global streaming media service catering to gay men, will launch season 2 of their third original series, I’m Fine.
In reviews of I’m Fine: Season 1, Los Angeles LGBT newspaper The Pride called the series “stunningly on-point” and national website Pride.com praised the show as “the perfect counterweight to programs like ‘Fire Island’ and ‘What Happens at the Abbey.’
Set in West Hollywood, I’m Fine: Season 2 continues the story of neurotic, self-absorbed Nate, who broke up with his boyfriend Joey, has fallen out with his best friend (Jeff), and is surrounded by somewhat happier friends (Andy, Brian, Nicole). But, if asked he’ll tell you, after an exasperated eye-roll, “I’m totally fine!”
I’m Fine, examines darker, interior lives of a group of gay friends living in this otherwise sunny neighborhood.
“I like the way that this project captures a nuanced anxiety in this world that doesn’t get a lot of coverage or exposure,” says Perry Powell, who plays Nate.
The series touches on subjects from Grindr to sex parties, to family and depression, while taking a fresh, honest, and humorous look at gay male relationships and friendship, and the often-blurry line between the two.
“My motivation to make I’m Fine was the end of HBO’s Looking, and how there is no series dedicated solely to how we as gay men experience friendships and relationships,” says Kirby. “Beyond what Looking was able to achieve, I want to talk about gay male friendship in the way Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and the Broad City series have explored the fluidity found within female friendship.”
Season 2, like the first, was filmed in Los Angeles. “We made a conscious decision to get more real WeHo locations worked into the season to give the show an even better sense of place. References to local bars, neighborhoods, streets in West Hollywood come up in conversation, and characters go on dates at real WeHo locales. The Abbey and Hamburger Mary’s both make appearances.”
“I like that it is a queer web series that is not just focused on coming out,” says Will Branske who plays Zachary, a new love interest for Jeff.
Dekkoo calls I’m Fine their first take-it-with-you “pocket series.” Season 2 consists of eight short episodes, each clocking in at around 11 minutes in length. Los Angeles based director Brandon Kirby crafted each in an effort to challenge long-format series and embrace the short attention spans of contemporary streaming television viewers.
I’m Fine is Dekkoo’s third original series, following the critically acclaimed dramatic series Feral, about gay life and love in the Bible Belt and Love Is Blind, which follows fourteen single New York City men on seven real blind dates (one per episode). Fans of Feral will recognize actor Seth Daniel in the first episode of season 2.
Dekkoo is available directly at Dekkoo.com and also via various streaming platforms and devices – including Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and Roku. Their subscription fee is only $9.99 per month with a free trial period available for new subscribers. I’m Fine: Season Two debuts Jan. 25.
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