The Wardrobe

Concept by Sammy Ringer and Renee Ahrenfeld



Cross a few Lines…

Ruffle a few feathers…

Keep it unexpected….


The Wardrobe

(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)

Outdoor broadcasts:

            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.


The People

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




Quotable quotes


If you dont 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.

We are:

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