Meet the New Cast of 'Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys'
The new Nashville-based season of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys premieres this Friday, November 18, and we're super excited. No, not because this season has some snacky guys in the cast, or that the first season was amazing with its rich and heartfelt stories, though these elements certainly do help with our enthusiasm. What really got us going was the preview trailer and these introductory videos, which not only give us a glimpse at the new cast but also let us see that this isn't going to be your typical reality show. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys' new season is exploring both the unique relationship between gay men and their gal pals, as well as looking at LGBT life outside of major gay meccas.
There are four couples this season with interesting connections, so we're breaking the cast list into two groups.
Tenisha & Jared
Jared grew up Mormon (which should have been everyone's first clue) on a 500-acre farm in East Tennessee. While studying abroad in Vietnam during college, he came out. Then at age 22 he told his family, his father called him “sick” and vowed to help him “get better,” so Jared moved to Nashville where he's found success in the music business.
Tenisha is an emerging author with a colorful past and a sassy personality you don't want to cross (at least that's how it looks from the footage we've seen). She met Jared through a co-worker while she was waitressing in Nashville. Despite the stark differences in their upbringing, Tenisha and Jared felt an immediate connection and have been BFs ever since. She says if Jared weren’t gay, she’d marry him.
Kristin & Peter
Kristin and Peter met on an online dating site (WHAT?) before he came out of the closet (OH...). They shared one passionless kiss and both knew they were destined to be best friends.
Peter is a stand-up comic and the father of three children from a prior marriage to a woman. Now single and out, he's looking to have some fun and figure out what dating men is all about. Kristin is on the absolute opposite end of that action. She's a school psychologist whose husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan, and she's pregnant with their first child.
Peter and Kristin consider each other “soul mates” since they tend to agree on just about everything. She says that without having Peter around she would be a total basket case. Peter, however, admits that sometimes Kristin has to step in and play the responsible “mother-figure” role when he gets out of control with drinking and sex.