New Episode “Yoko Ono Homo” of BLOOMERS Showcases Gay Guy / Straight Guy Best Bro-mance
HOLLYWOOD, CA – December 8th, 2011 – From Creator / Executive Producer Matt Palazzolo, Executive Producer Fernanda Espíndola, and Directors Henryk Cymerman (Producer of the Patrick Wilson film Brothers Three: An American Gothic) and Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Live Free or Die Hard, Samantha Who?) comes a new show about a group of 20-somethings growing up in the city, but this group of friends includes a strict Muslim surfer chick, a Brazilian immigrant adopted into an African-American family, and a gay guy / straight guy best bro-mance. www.BloomersTheSeries.com
“This Thursday’s episode, ‘Yoko Ono Homo,’ is one of my absolute favorites of the season,” says show creator & actor, Matt Palazzolo, “It explores what happens to a best friendship between guys when one of them comes out of the closet. It’s not the same old ‘straight guy distances himself from gay guy’ story you expect, though.”
Growing up in a city like Downtown Los Angeles is never easy, but this time it’s happening to an unlikely set of friends.
Enter straight Ross (played by Nathan Frizzell) & gay Brooke (played by Matt Palazzolo). Ross and some of their friends decide to take Brooke out to a Yoko Ono concert for his birthday, but Ross’ constant use of the insensitive phrase “no homo” throws a wrench in their plans. After the pair get trapped at a gas station downtown, they lay it out on one another and Brooke must learn to take responsibility for how defensive and fearful he had become towards his own best friend after coming out. Once, again, these friends must get the message:
Grow Up Already.
“I was introduced to this group of very talented actors & filmmakers through a friend and when they asked me to collaborate, I didn’t hesitate,” says Director, Henryk Cymerman, “What attracted me to the project was Matt’s writing, which is very ‘crispy’ and extremely tapped into contemporary language. Each character is very true, almost like we didn’t invent them, but we just brought them over and let them be. It’s exciting for me to work on a scripted project that is honest in a way that is hard to find elsewhere. I’m looking forward to working on future episodes of Bloomers.”
About Bloomers: “Bloomers” stars Jay Ali (Darling Companion, Melrose Place), Kristin Barker, Fernanda Espíndola, Nathan Frizzell (Hot In Cleveland, CSI: NY), Holly Holstein, Swati Kapila (Life! Camera Action…), & Matt Palazzolo (You Should Meet My Son). It is directed by Henryk Cymerman (Producer of the Patrick Wilson film Brothers Three: An American Gothic) & Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Live Free or Die Hard, Samantha Who?). It was created & written by Matt Palazzolo. Bloomers has new episodes every Tuesday & Thursday at www.BloomersTheSeries.com , where you can find exclusive photos & behind-the-scenes footage. Follow us on twitter @Bloomers_Series and on Facebook www.facebook.com/BloomersTheSeries
About Matt Palazzolo: In addition to his work on Bloomers, Matt recently starred in the feature, You Should Meet My Son, for which he received very positive reviews. His previous endeavors as a writer/producer/director (Green Room) brought him audience award & jury award nominations at film festivals around the world. When not working in entertainment, Matt works as an LGBT activist and serves as Co-Chair of West Hollywood’s Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board. Follow him on twitter @MattPalazzolo
About Fernanda Espíndola: Fernanda was raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and moved to California twelve years ago. Primarily an actress, Bloomers is Fernanda’s first project as a producer. Follow her on twitter @Nanda1336 or facebook.com/thefernandaespindola
WATCH EPISODE 4 “YOKO ONO HOMO”: