It seems like…. not everybody has seen “The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo“??? Once upon a time I, too, had not seen Caleb Gallo but then Gaby Dunn was like “we’re watching Caleb Gallo.” So then I did. I was not immediately sold on the first episode, but by the final episode… my whole life had changed. Now I can say “sometimes things that are expensive… are worse,” and everybody who knows what I’m talking about, I know is someone who has seen Caleb Gallo!
I know that this YouTube series, which contains five episodes ranging in length from 10 to 22 minutes, is ostensibly about gay men and this is a website for gay WOMEN and other trans people BUT it’s actually not entirely about gay men! There’s a lesbian couple, and a genderfluid Freckle, who is also a very important cultural figure (she recently appeared in Wine Country) you should be aware of immediately if you aren’t already. One time in the bathroom at one of those fancy gay events I held her hand and told her I loved her. I was very drunk, but it was cool.
If you’ve seen Netflix’s Special, you will recognize Brian Jordan Alvarez (Caleb Gallo) as the sex worker hired by Ryan and you’ll also recognize Punam Patel, who played Ryan’s best friend in Special, because she plays Caleb’s bisexual agent Panana in Caleb Gallo.
What’s weird to me though is that like….. it’s been out since 2016 and doesn’t have one million views on YouTube? What????
Anyhow you’re welcome!