Being gay isn’t just about sexual orientation; it’s an attitude, according to a new Sky One
show which starts this Sunday at 10. This new tongue-in-cheek series aimed at straight
men and their wives and girlfriends, hosted by the marvellous Ed Hall, is a fully interactive
experience where you're are invited to take part
in the Big Gay Poll through the red button on their digital remote or online at
Posing questions on subjects ranging from personal grooming through to musical tastes,
fashion and food, this scientific process will establish once and for all where
the UK’s men stand and exactly what level of gayness they have attained – under-gay,
over-gay or just gay enough. So what does it all mean?
Meanwhile, the show will also follow the progress of ten over-gay and under-gay men,
pictured above, already receiving enlightenment at the Gayways Institute. Here, under the watchful
eye of the Institute Angels, the volunteers will go through a series of assessments
and receive tutelage to bring them to the status of being just gay enough.
The under-gay man wears his socks in bed, has poor personal hygiene, and his idea of
a romantic meal for two is to be found spinning in the kebab shop window. Girls
find them disgusting.
The over-gay man drinks decaf skinny lattes, spends longer in the bathroom than
his other half and his favourite movie is Pretty Woman. He’s left his masculinity
in the garage next to the rusty tools he never uses for fear of damaging his
manicure. Girls like this type of man a lot – but only as a friend.
The just gay enough man has got it all. He’s found the right balance of going to
the football and drinking beer with his mates, but when he comes home he’s a dab-hand
in the kitchen and he’ll sweep a girl off her feet by understanding her inner feelings.
They look good, they’re skin’s great because they moisturise – but only as necessary –
and they smell good too. Girls love them.
Psychologists, social commentators and celebrities will also be on hand to give their
opinions on the perfect amount of gayness for a straight man to aspire to.
The final show in the series will be a live special where the results of the Big Gay
Poll will be announced uncovering just how gay British men are. And, of course,
the progress of the students attending the Gayways Institute will be revealed.
Hmmm...well we'll see what the show is like. It's Sunday night at 10 on Sky One. In the meantime check out the How Gay
Are You interactive quiz