Concept by Sammy Ringer and Renee Ahrenfeld
Cross a few Lines…
Ruffle a few feathers…
Keep it unexpected….
(aka Late Night Gay)
Proposal for a weekly late-night talk/comedy/music program
Take a conventional late night format, cross-dress it up, add some star appeal, stir in the unexpected – serve!
There is a large LGBT audience out there - but this proposal is not aimed at this audience alone.
The LGBT audience will be the first to tune in – but they’ll be followed by straights who are curious – or simply enjoy entertainment with a biting edge.
There has also been an explosion of LGBT news over the last 12 months, some good, some bad but all showing a growing interest in this segment of our society.
This is a late night studio show with some of the usual ingredients:
Interviews - at least one well-known guest per show
Film, TV, stage shows, musical acts, Twitter, Facebook etc etc…
Fashion, Icons and Trends – our weekly expert (rotating)
Live acts. street scenes, door stop interviews
Panel quiz: Queer Q&A or Panel discussion: topic of the day. Takes place around a dressing table.
A serious segment – could be anything from the story of a transgender to the problems faced by LGBTs in renting, changing their name and even getting a driver’s licence!
There is a mountain of potential content…
But we’re taking further.
To avoid looking ‘same-same’, we rotate the presenter each week. Fear not - last week’s presenter is not thrown away – they get to host a segment of their choosing for the next show. And, let’s face it, if they get enough Likes on FB, they’ll probably be brought back to host.
Each show will have a short segment entitled ‘Unexpected’. We can’t tell you what it is.
The show will be able to tap into a rich vein of material not before brought together under one umbrella:
World Gay News – from wherever it’s happening. The good, the bad and the downright ugly.
Silk net – there has been an explosion of LGBT news on the net. This segment looks at the best/worst/most outrageous.
‘Walk in my heels’ – live interviews with the audience.
A roving reporter – out of the closet
The story behind the story of the people behind the scenes in entertainment.
We could be hero(ines) – why do our heroes have to be brawny or breasty? Profiles on icons as varied as T.E. Lawrence to Chelsea Manning.
Once, Twice, Bi! Why don’t Bisexuals get more attention?
Living together – amusing, heart-warming stories of the straight and LGBT crowd getting together.
Film, TV and live show clips from the past
I could go on, darling…Google for a while and you’ll find the internets crammed to the rafters with material.
Yes, we’re ambitious. The great cross-over content will be a ‘Mini soap’ that runs 5-7 minutes each ep.
And – we’re going to take this show on the road – studio and all.
The ‘Omi Palomi Cara-Van’ will be out and adventuring four weeks a year – taking the Wardrobe to some very unexpected places.
This is just a very small sampling of the talent here in Australia.
1. Andrea Goldsmith
2. Andrew Olexander
3. Anthony Callea
4. Anton Enus
5. Brian Greig
6. Dallas Angguish
7. Darren Hayes
8. Dorothy Porter
9. Fiona McGregor
10. Gerald Glaskin
11. Ian Stephens
12. Ian Thorpe
13. Jaason Simmons
14. Jessica Rankin
15. Lex Lindsay
16. Louise Pratt
17. Magda Szubanski
18. Mark Trevorrow
19. Missy Higgins
20. Nathan Hudson
21. Portia de Rossi
22. Reg Livermore
23. Ruby Rose
24. Samuel Falson, better known as Sam Sparro
25. Sia Furler
26. Sue-Ann Post
27. Tim Campbell
28. Tom Ballard
‘If you don’t like gay people, take it up with the manufacturer.’ John Fugelsang
‘I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't.’ Kurt Cobain
‘When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.’ Epitaph of Leonard P. Matlovich, 1988
‘If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them!’ Anon
‘Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?’ Ernest Gaines
‘It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.’ Daphne Fielding
‘Homosexuality is God's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.’ Sam Austin
‘If time and space are curved, where do all of the straight people come from?’ Anon
‘My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.’ W. Somerset Maugham.
‘Closets are for clothes.’ Bumper sticker.
Omi Palomi Productions
Founded earlier this year to create content that crosses the straight/gay divide.
Sammy Ringer, Soap/drama and documentary writer. Not so much retired as finding second wind.
Renee Ahrenfeld: transgender manicurist, hair stylist and artist.
0498 313 068