Adam Salandra 「Anthony Ma Searches For Fame—And Love—In ‘Before I Got Famous’」

Posted on August 16, 2017

“Also, I'm gay. Please don't tell my dad.”

In a time when we need to see diversity on our screens more than ever, queer streaming service Revry is stepping up to the plate with a new original series featuring a gay Chinese protagonist.

「Before I Got Famous」 follows the story of Alex (Anthony Ma), a 21-year-old actor who leaves China to pursue a career in Hollywood. Things don’t go as smoothly as he had hoped, however, when he quickly realizes that the city is already a sea of other attractive actors he’s now competing with.

The comedy also takes a look at the prejudice that Asians face, not only in the United States, but within the LGBT community itself. The story explores Alex’s dating life as he tries to find a boyfriend who doesn’t come with preconceived stereotypes about Asian men.

The series was written by Q. Allen Brocka, the creator of the 「Eating Out」 franchise, and will be released globally on August 25 on Revry.

Check out the trailer for 「Before I Got Famous」 below.

REVRY 「Before I Got Famous」 Official Trailer | REVRY Original Series - posted on August 08, 2017.

Adam Salandra
Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.

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