Get a good look at Dan Savage now, before Hollywood gets its grubby mitts all over him
  • Get a good look at Dan Savage now, before Hollywood's gay mafia gets its paws all over him.

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I mean, it's not like we've never heard Stranger editorial director Dan Savage singing the theme song to Alice behind the closed door of the executive bathroom, so it wasn't a complete surprise to learn this morning, while perusing the "trades," that ABC TV had picked up a pilot created and executive produced by Savage. It may surprise you to learn that the show, which remains untitled, concerns the homosexual confederacy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter:

On the comedy side, the untitled Savage comedy is a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist's life. It centers on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Savage is responsible for organizing the It Gets Better photo campaign following the passage of Prop. 8 and numerous other anti-gay legislation.

Slightly more concise detail, from the same magazine:

Untitled Dan Savage
Logline: Dan Savage's semi-autobiographical revolves around a picture-perfect family turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
Cast:
Team: W/EP David Windsor, Casey Johnson; P Dan Savage, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott
Studio: ABC Studios, Hypomania Content, DiBonaventura Pictures Television
Format: Single-camera

UPDATE: Reached for comment, at an undisclosed location, Savage said: "Wait, what? I have no idea what you're talking about."

I, for one, can't wait to see the show. Sir.

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ADDITIONAL UPDATE:

In response to overwhelming commenter demand, here is a more recent picture of Mr. Savage
  • In response to overwhelming commenter demand, here is a more recent picture of Mr. Savage

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