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Under the Pink Carpet

    Episode 205- watch it now!
In this episode, drag diva correspondent Clover Honey take us inside New York's legendary Fashion Week, lesbian correspondent Marianne Schaberg goes off Broadway for the kick ass production of "Ninja Motorcycle Babes," we attend the New York Television Festival at the Tribecca Theatre for the screening of an outrageous, gay themed, hopeful television comedy series called "Half Share," and contributing correspondent Fred Anguera visits Splash Bar in Chelsea for "Get OUT" magazine's annual nightlife awards party.

    Episode 204- watch it now!
Join host Tony Sawicki and the Under the Pink Carpet correspondents as they check out the latest off-Broadway production from playwright Joe Marshall, meet the founders of Proud Music, an organization that supports lgbt musicians seeking an unbiased platform for their work, and profile Fire Island, one of the country's oldest gay vacation destinations.

    Episode 203 - watch it now!
Join host Tony Sawicki and the Under the Pink Carpet correspondents as they attend the Hookies, hosted by Leslie Jordan. Watch to hear Village Voice columnist Michael Musto gives his thoughts on the event. Also, you'll learn about the Big Apple Ranch, where LGBT couples can learn line dancing, and So-Say, a gay, Jewish hip hop artist living in New York City.

    Episode 202 - watch it now!
In this episode, Clover Honey reports from the “Ultimate Drag Off” at Comix Comedy Club in Manhattan. This regular event is a search to find the fiercest drag queen in New York City, and Clover speaks with hostess Sweetie, her celebrity co-host, Michael Musto, and some of the girls who competed in the contest.

    Episode 201 - watch it now!
In this episode, Tony Sawicki visits Saint Luke’s theatre in midtown Manhattan, joining the cast and crew of the off Broadway comedy “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” for the anniversary of the show’s 100th performance.

    Episode 12 - watch it now!
In this episode, we go to Red Lobster (yes, Red Lobster) in mid-town Manhattan, to attend the after-party of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus (following their annual Carnegie Hall concert). We'll meet the men of the chorus, the famous Radio City line dancers who shared the stage with them, and their surprise guest Maestro.

    Episode 11 - watch it now!
In this episode: Tony Sawicki takes us to Manhattan’s LGBT Community Center, where over 100 dedicated cyclists culminated a 3-day bike tour that took them from Boston to New York. The ride, called “Braking the Cycle,” is an annual event that is held to raise funds for AIDS and HIV services. Tony meets some of the participants, and also speaks with famed country singer Chely Wright, who officiated at the tour’s jubilant finish line.
We also meet the creator of a new anti-bullying video called “That Was Me.” Eric Halliwell is a nightlife photographer and video director who assembled the best-known, most prominent denizens of NY’s gay nightlife scene to create a “message of hope.” We’ll check out Eric’s much heralded public service announcement, which is an outreach to gay kids who are being bullied. Also, drag diva correspondent takes her “Man on the Street” personae to a swimwear fashion show at club SBNY in Chelsea. Clover questions the spandex-clad models, the designer, the makeup artist, and crowd members with a campy query, asking them, “do gay men wear their clothes tighter than straight men?” and garners humorous (and unanimous) responses! Also on this episode, the cast of Under the Pink Carpet treats viewers to an intimate, behind the scenes look at a radio interview we did recently at WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York.

The episode closes with a music video from the song “Whatcha Doin’ to Me,” by competitive figure skater turned dance music recording artist, Brian Kent.

  Episode 10- watch it now!
In this episode, drag diva correspondent Clover Honey joins Tony Sawicki at an event that awards superlative achievement in New York nightlife. Sponsored by GOOTH Magazine, the “readers choice” awards honor everything after dark in the five boroughs - - Clover and Tony go backstage and behind the scenes to meet the movers and shakers behind New York City’s sizzling gay nightlife.
Then lesbian correspondent Robin Cloud attends an artful striptease called “Butch Burlesque,” and meets the show’s creator and some of the audacious performers, including Pico De Guyo, a biological female who has undergone surgery in order to have a male torso. Also, fag hag correspondent Stephanie Butler attends the premiere of director Caspar Andreas’ newest film, Violet Tendencies, which stars former “Facts of Life” television star Mindy Cohn and focuses on an aging fag hag who lives in Manhattan. Stephanie meets the creators and some of the stars of the film at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.

The episode closes with a music video called “Honoring the Ancestors,” which pays homage to the groundbreaking LGBT recording artists of the past. Honored in this piece are those brave and creative musicians who were out, proud, and making a statement long before it was fashionable to do so.

    Episode 9 - watch it now!
In this episode, lesbian correspondent Robin Cloud visits the Henrietta Hudson Lounge in Greenwich Village to meet the creator and cast of the lesbian drama, “D Word”. Clover Honey reprises her role as Under the Pink Carpet’s Man on the Street Correspondent; the drag diva visits the Greenwich Village Street fair and asks the question “what is the biggest challenge now facing the gay community?”
After that, Under the Pink Carpet presents to the television audience another installment of the internet sensation “Drama Queenz” with the newest segment of the hit “web-drama,” which follows three gay actors who deal with life, love, and auditioning in New York City. Next, Tony Sawicki covers New York’s LGBT swim team as they travel out-of-town to an East Coast invitational in the city of brotherly love. Every year, team New York Aquatics goes to Philadelphia to compete in a masters-level competition called “Come Out and Swim.” Tony joins them poolside to meet the athletes and check out the competition.

The episode closes with a music video from a song called “Nothing at All,” by Tony Award winning, openly gay recording icon, Levi Kreiss.

  A Night In Vegas - watch it now!
In this episode, Tony Sawicki checks out the play, “A Night In Vegas,” Joe Marshall’s award winning, campy and insightful off-Broadway comedy that takes place in a gay-friendly hotel in “Sin City” Nevada. Next, Clover Honey visits the hallowed halls of New York University and meets Joseph E. Jeffries, an NYU professor and historian who documents the art, culture, and history of drag with a prestigious and highly academic multi-media project called “Video Verite.”
After that, Under the Pink Carpet presents the internet sensation “Drama Queenz,” and brings the hit “web-drama” to television. Via, short, comical, episodic mini-installments, we begin following three gay actors who deal with life, love and auditioning in New York City. Next, Tony Sawicki visits the SVA Theatre in mid-town Manhattan for the much-anticipated premiere of the film “Bear City,” a movie heralded as “Sex in the City” for the bear community (a hairy, heavy, and masculine subculture of the gay community at large – you’ll just have to watch!). This episode closes with a music video from the song “Prince Charming,” by openly gay Australian recording phenomenon Brett Every.

    Naked Boys Singing- watch it now!
In this episode, Tony Sawicki attends the premiere of the movie “Naked Boys Singing,” a cinematic adaptation of the long running, all-male, off-Broadway play of the same name. Next, Robin Cloud attends a comedy show at the Metropolitan Room in Chelsea called “Women We Love.”
Hosted by funnyman Tom Ragu, this semi-regular event features a lineup of all-female comedians and has developed a dedicated lesbian following. Then, Clover Honey visits the Nuyorican Poet’s Café in the East Village and meets fellow trans television personality Brini Maxwell. Brini is the star of her own self-titled cable television, internet, and podcast series and has been dubbed, by some, as the Martha Stewart of drag. We also go to the Kraine Theatre on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to check out “Thank You for Being a Friend . . . the Musical.” The play is a spoof on the Golden Girls television series, but with campy twists and provocative turns that make it as gay as a rainbow flag. Tony Sawicki meets the cast as we check out some scenes from the show. The episode closes with the music video “I Don’t Believe in Hate,” with an introduction by dance music chart topper and gay icon, Amber.

  Episode 6- watch it now!
This episode opens at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with the cast of Under the Pink Carpet touring the GLBT Expo. Stephanie Butler, Clover Honey, Robin Cloud, and Tony Sawicki tour the cavernous exhibition hall and sample from a dizzying array of goods and services, from wedding planning to pet adoption, available to the LGBT community.
Also, lesbian correspondent Robin Cloud attends Go Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards ceremony. Go Magazine is a monthly guide to lesbian entertainment and nightlife, and their annual party is attended by the best known celesbians in gay culture. Robin takes us backstage and behind the scenes to meet them. After that, drag diva correspondent Clover Honey attends the “Night of 1000 Gowns,” a spectacular, highly anticipated, royal pageant that that is staged annually to raise money for LGBT charities. Then, Tony Sawicki attends the New York premiere of the gay themed film, “Coffee Date,” and interviews the stars, Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland and television character actor and comedian, Jason Stuart. Our episode closes with the music video, “I Thought You Loved Me,” with an introduction by openly gay rocker Josh Zuckerman.

  Episode 5 - watch it now!
This special episode of Under the Pink Carpet is dedicated entirely to the Pill Awards, one of the most anticipated events of the year in New York’s LGBT subculture. The Pills are a hip and stylish annual awards party that magnetize avante-garde gay New York society, who gather to celebrate LGBT creativity and expression.
For the past six years, the Pill Awards have paid homage to openly queer music video and short film. In this episode, we go backstage and behind the scenes at the awards. We meet some of the most progressive members of the gay subculture and introduce the hottest LGBT video stars in the electronic universe.

  Episode 4- watch it now!
In this episode, Clover Honey attends the premiere of off-Broadway’s newest sensation, “When Joey Married Bobby,” a comedy starring drag icon Lady Bunny and former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Matt Pender; correspondent Tony Sawicki travels to the hottest party (so far) this year.
Under the Pink Carpet goes inside the private penthouse soiree held to commemorate pop culture commentator and legendary columnist Michael Musto’s 25 year anniversary with the Village Voice at a celebrity studded bash hosted by Joan Rivers and Ugly Betty star, Michael Urie; Tony Sawicki also takes us to Randall’s Island field in New York’s East River to meet the men of the Bingham Cup, a competition of teams from the International Gay Rugby Association; and recording artist Rachel Sage introduces the sensational music video from her newest single, called “Vertigo.”

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