Saturday, October 24, 2009
I have been wanting to include actor and singer Jason Dottley in 'Favorites of Favorite' for awhile now. No better time than now with the DVD release of 'Sordid Lives' the complete series last week. Although it is currently only in stores in Canada, you can find out below how to get your copy.
Why Jason is a Favorite:
I loved 'Sordid Lives' the movie. The 2001 flick was written and directed by Jason's husband, the talented Del Shores. I tuned in initially because I love to check out anything Delta Burke is in. I was drawn into the story, especially the character of Ty (played in the movie by Kirk Geiger) and his journey of self acceptance.
Below: Jason and Del Shores.
I was thrilled when I heard 'Sordid Lives' was going to be series. The series, and the movie boast such an amazing cast and it was great to see so many were joining the tv version. I especially love the talented actress Beth Grant who manages to shine no matter what role she is playing.
My initial disappointment at losing Kirk Geiger was short lived as Jason Dottley's Ty, again became the character I most loved to watch. The transition was seamless and Jason's talent and charisma had me won over in episode one. Shores sets the series before the movie, depicting events leading up to Ty's grandmothers death. Like the movie, Ty is on a journey of self discovery and acceptance. Along the way he finds a boyfriend (the delicious Ted Detwiler), a series of therapists more in need of therapy than Ty, and a role in a stage production of 'Naked Boys Singing'.
Below: Jason with Ted Detwiler.
Besides 'Sordid Lives' I also love Jason's energy. No matter what he is doing Jason puts his heart and soul into it. Whether it be promoting his show, interacting with fans and traveling the country with his stage show, Jason is there. He is also a hell of a great guy. When I put Jason as my favorite birthday boy on his birthday, he took the time to shoot me a thank you. Add to that Jason is hot as hell with one of the best grins in the business and you can see why he is certainly a favorite!
Jason is currently putting his energy into his music. He spent much of the summer traveling around the US with his stage show. Jason grabbed a lot of attention and even some protests. His stage production of his dance hit, Hit Play (Take Me Away)had to be edited down in one State. Jason just got finished a tour of London where his song 'Party Round The World' with dance diva Debby Holiday is burning up the charts.
NAME: JASON DOTTLEY
Occupation: Actor, Singer, Performer
Best Known For: Playing Ty on Sordid Lives The Series
Can be Seen Next: At The Party Round The World CD Release Party on December 10th
Offical Site: The Official Jason Dottley Fan Site
1. Favorite Site you check out daily on the net?
Jason Dottley: MADONNALICIOUS.COM
2. Favorite Meal?
Jason Dottley: Anything at a great restaurant with friends and wine.
3. Favorite TV Show?
Jason Dottley: American Idol
4.Favorite TV show guilty pleasure?
Jason Dottley: Gossip Girl
5.First celebrity Crush?
Jason Dottley: GEORGE MICHAEL
6.Celebrity you would go on a date with if you could?
Jason Dottley: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
7. Favorite Thing to do when home alone for a day?
Jason Dottley: Nothing!
8. Favorite Part of your job?
Jason Dottley: Performing For A Live Crowd.
9. Favorite Project you have been a part of?
Jason Dottley: Sordid Lives: The Series
10. Favorite Body Part (yours or on another):
Jason Dottley: Feet
11. Favorite Piece of Clothing you own?
Jason Dottley: These amazing stitches jeans that I got from Java Jean Bar in Anaheim Hills. They are the most amazing jeans in the world!
12. Favorite Holiday?
Jason Dottley: Christmas
13. Favorite movie you saw as a child?
Jason Dottley: Grease
14. Music that was blaring when you were a kid, when you closed your bedroom, grabbed something as a mike, and pretended to be a rock star?
Jason Dottley: Anything and Everything Madonna. Now I sing along to my own music in the mirror-like my new single 'Party Round The World' with Debby Holiday.
THANKS SO MUCH JASON!!!
A NOTE ABOUT SORDID LIVES THE SERIES DVD:
I strongly encourage you all to check out Sordid Lives: The Series on DVD. Though only available in stores in Canada you can buy from Amazon.ca. (DVD's in Canada are exactly the same in as in the US). The DVD includes uncensored scenes, bloopers and unaired scenes and is a great buy! Jason tells me there are some Sordid Lives movies on the way so make sure your caught up! I have capped a few scenes below. Be sure to check out episode 10 in which Jason gives us quite a surprise.
Order Sordid Lives The Series and find out more about Jason at:
Amazon.ca found HERE:
Jason's official site HERE:
Jason's facebook fan page HERE:
Jason's Youtube Channel HERE:
Sordid Lives The Series:
Kudos to Wanda Sykes for just being her. Much is written about the struggles of being a woman. Much is wrote of the struggles of being black. Much is written of the struggles of being gay. Wanda Sykes rises above all of the 'talked about struggles' and makes us laugh. I loved Wanda's line on Oprah this week about how being gay was her most difficult struggle. Her line about not having to sit her parents down to reveal she was black was hilarious.
Wanda is a comedian and actress who shines in every project she is in. Even in projects whose material is not up to her talent (think 'Monster-In-Law', think 'Evan Almighty') Sykes still manages to come off looking great due to her ability to deliver even a weak line well.
How great Fox is giving us a weekly dose of Wanda (in addition to her role on 'The New Adventures Of Old Christine) Saturday nights starting in November. I can think of no one better to host a talk show. Wanda has a way of wading through the bull shit and getting to the truth quickly. Kudos Wanda Sykes! What a year you have had.
Justin Barnhill certainly has the look. Justin who joined Adam-NYC this past spring has been making a splash not only in the in industry but also across the net. Justin has an amazing face highlighted by his lips and great head of hair. Check out more at ADAM-NYC blog HERE:
Agency: Adam NYC
Born on: 14 August 1991
From: Maple Hill, NC
Hair: Light blond
Shoe size: 10
Next shot from David Arnot.
Next shot by Christian Rios.
Last five shots by the wonderful Paul Reitz.