A new San Diego-based talk show, “Top2Bottom,” which focuses on the lives of gay men, is set to premiere next week.
Gay San Diego announced the show’s open casting call in July [see “Casting call for ‘tops and bottoms’”, Vol. 6, Issue 13], to which 58 men showed up for to audition. Of those men, the show’s producers had to whittle it down to just six co-hosts and five special contributors.
“We learned [at the open casting call] that San Diego has a lot of interesting guys out there,” said Jared Hall, executive director of Community Engagement Multimedia Project (CEMP) and executive producer of “Top2Bottom.”
“They’re not all bottoms,” Hall continued. “They’re mostly ‘vers.’ A few are native San Diegans. Many have various ethnic backgrounds. They’re opinionated and aren’t afraid to speak their minds. More than anything, they are extremely compassionate. They are concerned about LGBTQ youth, housing and employment discrimination, and making sure that the trans community is included in our movement.”