The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo was originally released in 2017 on YouTube as a web series that took the internet by storm. With a remarkably relatable cast, the five-episode series was chock full of endless jokes toeing the line between satire and silliness. This web series was spearheaded by writer, director, and actor – Brian Jordan Alvarez – and showcased a deliciously comical cast of queer West Coasters navigating a world where they don’t have to be ashamed of their emotions, sexualities or identities. While the series is truly hilarious, it also shares heartfelt messages of acceptance, community, and – in all of its many complex forms – love.
One of the most beautiful things about Caleb Gallo is its unabashed approach to queerness. In mainstream portrayals of queer culture on screen, the queer content always seems to be catered to a straight, cisgender audience where everything is spelled out for them. From the first episode to the last, a wide array of sexualities and gender identities are allowed to exist in the context of the series without excess time spent ruminating on their struggles for acceptance or self-doubts. Instead of spending time on getting straight viewers up to speed, Caleb Gallo wastes no time, steering clear of that alienating treatment of “otherness” and instead telling everyone to get on board or get left behind.
Caleb Gallo’s world is one where straight men are allowed to try being bisexual until realizing that they’re not; where people can be as fluid as they wish in their gender identity without any pushback from their friends; where being monogamous or polyamorous are both perfectly acceptable; where you can exist however you wish alongside the people that bring you joy.
For those who haven’t yet taken the plunge into the world of The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, we highly suggest giving it a watch. You will laugh, fall head over heels in love with the cast, and be reminded that the friends we surround ourselves with are some of the most cherished assets that make life worth living.
You can watch The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo right now, available for streaming on Dekkoo!
From creator Brian Jordan Alvarez, ‘The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo‘ is an enchanting series about five friends exploring the complexities of relationships – both friendly and romantic.
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Brian Jordan Alvarez is an LA based actor and filmmaker best known for his hugely successful series, ‘The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo’. His short, comedic videos are hilarious mini-sodes that capture his unique and twisted sense of humor.
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