OUT TV and WOLFE have teamed up with out actor & comic JASON STUART and straight newbie PAUL ELIA to release their first series on the new channel GAY DIRECT. Both co-wrote, produced, and acted in the comedy/drama MENTOR. Stuart makes his directorial debut with this autobiographical series that’s in the vein of LOUIE and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. The show also stars and is co-produced by ALEXANDRA PAUL & filmmaker DAN RINGEY.
How does someone get a series, if they have been in the business for decades and they are middle aged, gay and bald? JASON STUART says, “Just do it yourself!? Get a hot young newcomer to be your partner (PAUL ELIA) and sexy BAYWATCH babe (ALEXANDRA PAUL) against her will and yell action!
Mentor is about pursuing your dreams, supporting your friends, and trying not to over-eat or have sex with people you don?t know when things get too hard.
This 6 episode web series is a heartfelt true-to-life comedy/drama about a middle aged, gay, Jewish man and a straight, starry eyed kid who find friendship?.without sex. Add their bossy, WASP movie star best friend who supports them through the trials and tribulations of making it in cold hard business if Hollywood, whether they want it or not….Oy, I?m exhausted!
Funny and engaging, you will relate to this series no matter where you live, or in what business you work. Mentor is about pursuing your dreams, supporting your friends, and trying not to over-eat or have sex with people you don?t know when things get too hard. Mentor…Everyone needs one.
Jason Stuart is also a prolific TV actor and completed guests shots on SLEEPY HOLLOW & REAL ROB, (Rob Schneider?s new comedy show).
In the film world Jason is on the big screen currently in the hit drama LOVE IS STRANGE starring award winners John Lithgow, Alfred Molina & Marisa Tomei. Going to Sundance in 2015, as Joey the Doorman in TANGERINE by Spirit Award winner filmmaker Sean Baker, executive produced by Mark & Jay Duplass. Also in a string of films including? a British journalist in the comedy parody HUSH UP SWEET CHARLOTTE? Opposite Varla Jean Merman & Mink Stole, a hoarder in James Franco’s HOLY LAND, the romantic comedy BABY STEPS as Jewish fertility doctor, a hard ass bar manager in DIRTY and this coming out on DVD this December he plays the uptight partner of Drew Droege in BIG GAY LOVE.