8/3/04 Thanks to everyone
that wrote me telling me about the ending - as some noticed - the "Official
Page" has been updated as well I guess... this from Gry in Norway,
Jackie sent home Chris, who was gay. Then she sent home Sharif, who was
straight (I was surprised....) And she choosed Banks,
who was straight! Happy ending!" thanks!!!
7/21/04 "Bill was sent
home in episode 6, and he was gay" Thanks to Anne-Vibecke for
7/20/04 Thank you
to all who have written me - Playing it Straight is indeed airing in Norway
- i think the last episode airs next monday.
So here is who was what
in episodes 4 & 5......
Episode 5 "Banks broke
his arm armwrestling with Luciano. Jackie voted out Bradley and Luciano
who both turned out to be gay." (thanks Tonje from Norway)
Episode 4: John and Lee
leave - and both turn out to be gay.
7//12/04 Not sure
why this page is getting a lot of hits today - but I noticed it was.
I have no news on the show but perhaps it is getting air in Australia like
Eden is. If you happen to be watching this show somewhere outside
the USA - let me know and fill us in on the remaining episodes!! Contact
5/21/04 FOX Entertainment
President Gail Berman said, "'Forever
Eden' we don't anticipate returning to the schedule, nor do we anticipate
bringing back 'Playing it Straight.'"
only good thing Berman said was, "We will certainly provide any viewer
that needs the information with the information of the conclusion (of both
3/30/04 - Fox has pulled
Playing It Straight from their schedule and say they will air the remaining
shows (or the season in it's entirety) some time this summer. The show
was scheduled for six episodes. The reason given for pulling it was poor
ratings. The funny thing is I was thinking that this show and
Eden might both be helped with the recent announcement that Forever
Eden was moving to Fridays and would follow Playing It Straight.
I'll have posted my mini-recaps for the three episodes
that did air below.
From the Washington
Post, "What if you put on a reality series about a straight college-age
girl trying to figure out which of 14 guys are straight and which are gay,
but nobody cared? If you're Fox you'd yank the show and replace it with
reruns of "Totally Outrageous Behavior" and "World's Craziest Videos."
Fox says it will burn off the remaining episodes this summer. "
A bit late - but I
have discovered my theory about the top and bottom row of pictures is most
likely a fluke - I failed to notice the guys were simply in alphabetical
order by first name (DOH!!) not to mention that I recently came across
info that would tend to show one of the guys in the top row is straight
- or one of the guys in the bottom row is gay.
3/26/04 - I am wondering
if Fox is showing us who is gay/straight - here is the "bio" page from
the official site as of tonight (before Chad and Eddie were gone - I added
the obvious comments). Look where the eliminated Gay men and
Straight men are listed. Think maybe a lazy web design has revealed
the sexual orientation of the guys?
Teaser (WARNING - if you have a squeemish stomach you might want to
skip this one - one of the guys breaks his arm on it).
Episode Recaps: The
last 4 episodes are just basically the results... The show was cancelled
here in the USA after 3 episodes - thanksfully others filled in the blanks
a good start for Jackie on Playing
It Straight. She eliminated 2 straight guys (Gust and
Louis). I never saw the exact number of straight guys vs gay
guys given - since there was 14 men to start I assumed that there was 7
straight and 7 gay guys - but I never saw that verified.
Ryan and Alex were eliminated - Ryan reveals he is straight, Alex said
he was gay. So far Jackie has eliminated 3 straight men and one
gay man. We have no clue if the ratio of straight to gay men is 50/50
or what (I was beginning to suspect there might be no gay mean and only
a bunch of hetero guys with effiminate qualities).
show opens with the revelation that Eddie decided to leave the show
- it seems the goings that were shown last week was all too much for him.For
those that missed it, Eddie was the subject of much of last weeks show
as Ryan decided that Eddie was gay and proceeded to try to "out" him.
What ended up happening was Eddie apparently hitting on Ryan (at least
it seemed that way to me) - a fact Eddie denied. BUT - as the hostess
asks everyone what they thought Eddie was (Straight or Gay) - she reveals
was indeed Gay. After a camp-out where Bradly talked of
winning a million (oops Bradly - only the gay guys would win a milion -
you meant HALF a million) - and lots of speculating - Jackie eliminates
Chad - and her guess was right - he is gay. So now Jackie has
eliminated 3 straight guys and 3 gay guys. It is implied that Chris
is thought to be Gay by everyone and that Jackie is just keeping him around
- Jackie says she would have eliminated Bradly if Eddie had not already
John and Lee leave - and both
turn out to be gay.
"Banks broke his arm armwrestling
with Luciano. Jackie voted out Bradley and Luciano who both turned out
to be gay. The ones left standing are Banks, Sharif, Chris and Bill.
The preview of the next episode hints that Chris tells Jackie that Bill
is the only gay man left. " Thanks
to Tonje from Norway for this info!!!
"Bill was sent home in episode
6, and he was gay" Thanks to Anne-Vibecke for the update!!!
EPISODE 7 - Final Episode
"It was a two hour episode
where Jackie went on dates with all three of the guys, then she got video
messages from the guys that had been sent home all telling her who they thought
In the end, they all gathered
in the barn, but Jackie decided that she wanted to talk to them
one by one. Chris was first. It turned out - HE WAS GAY! He had been on the
show to be sort of a Robin Hood and said that if he had won, he would have
given the money to Jackie.
Then Banks came. Jackie
told him that she felt something for him.. but... But in the end she told
him that he was the one, but he did not say whether he was gay or straight,
because he was supposed to tell her at the stairs where they first met!
Before he left, he kissed her hand just like all the gay guys had done when
they told her they were gay!
Then Sharif came. Jackie
cried a lot, and told him that she thought music was his passion and she
would just be in his way! He was pretty upset, and told her he was straight.
In the end, Jackie and
Banks met at the stairs - and he was as "straight as she was beautiful" as
he put it himself. It was pretty romantic!!!" Thanks to Anette
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 4, 2004
MEET THE MEN WHO ARE “PLAYING
IT STRAIGHT” PREMIERING FRIDAY, MARCH
12, ON FOX
Can You Tell Who Is Gay And
Who Is Straight?
A football fanatic who loves
shopping. A self-confessed slob obsessed with styling hair.
A muscle car collector whose favorite musical artist is Cher. A cigar-smoking
sports addict who makes a mean cheesecake. A triathlete who enjoys
sushi and Feng Shui. Fourteen men – some straight males looking for
love, some gay men looking to win, and all trying to guess who is PLAYING
IT STRAIGHT, premiering Friday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Hosted by Daphne Brogdon (“The
X Show”), the series follows single gal Jackie, a college student from
Appleton, WI., as she embarks on a dating adventure at the Sizzling Saddles
Ranch in Elko, NV. Jackie has traded in her book bag and No. 2 pencils
for a cowboy hat and lasso with the hope of roping in the man of her dreams.
But this cowgirl must determine which side of the saddle these guys ride
This one-hour unscripted series
may have a twist, but the rules are simple: if a straight guy is the last
man standing, the couple splits the money. However, if a gay guy
fools his way to the finish line, he leaves $1 million richer. With
serious cash up for grabs, first impressions have never been more important.
The 14 men of PLAYING IT
Alex - Law student, Washington,
DC. Banks - Software consultant,
San Diego, CA. Bill - Event promoter,
Valley Glen, CA. Bradley - Bartender, Pflugerville,
PA. Chad - Corporate communications,
Austin, TX. Chris - Retired entrepreneur,
Atlanta, GA. Eddie - School teacher,
Miami, FL. Gust - Real estate agent,
Chicago, IL. John - Bartender, Atlanta,
GA. Lee - Financial consultant,
N. Huntington, PA. Louis - Mgr., brokerage
firm, Forth Worth, TX. Luciano - Personal trainer,
Miami Beach, FL. Ryan – Waiter, Santa Monica,
CA. Sharif - Musician, Arlington,
These guys will vie for Jackie’s
affections by participating in group activities and one-on-one dates that
will simultaneously tempt her heart and test her “gaydar.”
Some will come out with nothing,
some will come out of the closet, but only one will come out victorious.
As for Jackie, she will either leave with love, money or her “gaydar” in
need of serious repair.
Jeremy Mills and Ciara Byrne
are executive producers of PLAYING IT STRAIGHT, which is a Lion Television