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“The combination of nerd culture, gay sass and the lampooning of fan-favorite films like Jurassic Park and 28 Days Later transcends the limitations of each of its components and becomes something amazing: a fun, funny and faithful show that uses the old to tell new stories.”

Check out the fantastic series review WebVee Guide posted of our first two seasons. Another favourite passage:

“[Gayliens] disassembles its own assumptions to achieve a greater degree of meaning beyond simple fan service, and is only one example of the artful use of self-aware parody that Larocque consistently brings to the screen.”

Make sure to read the full review here — it’s pretty awesome. Thanks for the love, folks!

In other news, we have a special bonus episode coming your way soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Happy Pride!

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An older review of our first season that we just discovered!

It is very ambitious to create a web series that is essentially a scaled down sitcom. With less time and greater budgetary constrictions, there is a large margin of error. However, sometimes a little risk and self-belief in the quality of one’s work pays off and we are blessed with the delightful show that is GAY NERDS.”

Thanks, folks!

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As longtime patrons of Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and big fans of queer cinema, it was a tremendous honour to have GAY NERDS be featured as part of the festival’s very first Web Series Program. We walked the pink carpet, met tons of fans, and screened our season two finale, “The Fellowship of Sarah Michelle Gellar” (which we will be sharing with you shortly).

It was a truly fantastic day! Thanks again to the festival for letting our dreams come true.

And now for photos!

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Writer/Director JP Larocque, Director of Photography/Editor Graeme Mislan, and actor Ryan Kerr yucking it up.

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The web series creators! Liam Gareau (Roommates), JP Larocque (GAY NERDS), Nadine Bell (Leslieville), Chloé Robichaud (Féminin/féminin), Amy York Rubin (Little Horribles), Ingrid Jungermann (F to 7th), and Stephanie Coffey (Other Men).

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Bringing some web series realness to the pink carpet.

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Some Instagram fun! Everything looks better with filters and layout frames.

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Taking the stage and introducing themselves to a packed house.

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An informative Q&A session led by the festival’s Marketing and Community Manager Diana Khong!

Fun, fun, fun. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo GAY NERDS!

(Photo credits to the Inside Out Film Festival, Ryan Kerr, and Patricia Mislan.)

You’re coming to the premiere of our season finale, “The Fellowship of Sarah Michelle Gellar,” right?

It’ll be the first time our show premieres on the big screen, and as part of the 2014 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Plus, it’ll be at TIFF Bell Lightbox, which is a state-of-the-art theatre in Toronto… and also a great drag name.

We’ll be there! Sexy gays will (probably) be there! And the WGC will be there!

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Awesome sauce. Come on out. Sunday, June 1st at 3pm. Info is here and here.

 

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Some love from the French blog Web Series Mag, who covered TO WebFest a few weeks back.

“Par exemple, Gay Nerds (de JP Larocque) pourrait bien aller dans la catégorie comédie tout court. C’est bourré de références et les épisodes parodient des émissions ou des séries de télévision. Ça part dans tous les sens et c’est toujours savoureux.”

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They also included this awesome pic of Ryan Kerr.

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Thanks for love! To read the full article, click here.

Have you been consumed by Spring Fever? Smelling lots of flowers while cruising those public parks? Us, too!

Lots happening in the month of May (and beyond):

On Saturday, May 3rd, GAY NERDS will be screening as part of Canada’s first web festival, The Vancouver Web Festival.

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The festival is a weekend-long affair, with a launch, awards, panels, and an awards ceremony. We’ll be part of the block screening at 2:10pm on Saturday. Exciting stuff! It all goes down at:

Imperial Vancouver (formerly District 319)
319 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2S7
Canada

Ticketing and additional information is available at the link.

On Saturday, May 10th, our show will be screening at not one, but TWO festivals in Toronto.

At 1:30pm, GAY NERDS will be screened as part of the LGBT Showcase at the inaugural TO WebFest.

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This is another fabulous weekend-long affair, with panels, screenings and an awards ceremony. Very honoured to be a part of this with our fellow web series peeps. It all goes down at:

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

At 8:30pm, GAY NERDS will screen as part of the 4th Annual Sudden Impulse Film Festival.

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This is our second year at this particular festival, and you can look forward to a fun night of drinking and live entertainment and screenings. It takes place at:

1035 Gerrard St East
Toronto, ON M4M 1Z6

On Sunday, May 11th, our fearless leader JP Larocque will be participating in a panel for TO WebFest, “Creating on a Budget.” It’s at 4pm in the Brigantine Room at the Harbourfront Centre.

And on Sunday, June 1st, we will be screened as part of the Web Series Showcase at the 24th Annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

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We’ve volunteered at and attended this festival since we were baby gays, so to be included as part of this year’s line-up is a huge honour. Here is JP Larocque alongside fellow filmmakers Pat Mills and Austin Wong at the launch party on April 30th.

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The screening is at 3:00pm, and will be the WORLD PREMIERE of our season finale, “The Fellowship of Sarah Michelle Gellar,” followed by a panel with the filmmakers at:

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX CINEMA 2
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X5
tiff.net

Thanks for the love, folks! Whether you’re watching us on your desktops, laptops, phones or at festivals, we appreciate your support.

Some hometown festival love for GAY NERDS from the folks at Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Come watch the premiere of our season finale “The Fellowship of Sarah Michelle Gellar” on June 1st! And stay for a panel featuring creator JP Larocque in provocative underwear.

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“Inside Out is thrilled to present the who’s who of the finest LGBT web series on the Internet. The Web Series Showcase features both critically-acclaimed titles and highly-anticipated debuts. The full line-up includes Little Horribles, F to 7th, Féminin/féminin, Leslieville, Gay Nerds, Other Men and Roommates. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a panel discussion on the meteoric rise of the web series platform on June 1 at 3pm.”

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas.