Reality television has shown us everything from table flipping to leg tossing, but a brand new group of dynamic LGBT individuals is about to put their own stamp on the reality show genre.
MTV is heading directly to the sun-drenched locale of West Hollywood, California to bring us "The Real Friends of WeHo" which premieres on Friday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT following an all-new episode of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" at 8 p.m. ET/PT. ("RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked" will air afterward at 10 p.m. ET/PT).
The series will follow the lives of celebrity stylist (and "RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada" judge) Brad Goreski, choreographer and singer Todrick Hall, actor Curtis Hamilton, CEO of Buttah Skincare Dorión Renaud, TV host and business owner (and husband to Jonathan Bennett) Jaymes Vaughan, and digital entrepreneur and TikTok superstar Joey Zauzig.
"The Real Friends of WeHo" gives an unfiltered look at a group of friends who are living their best lives in West Hollywood. The group consists of some of Tinseltown’s most high-profile and successful LGBT names. This docuseries gives viewers a look behind the curtain of their lives, whether they’re making deals, hitting the stage, celebrating momentous occasions and even revealing their “most intimate truths to family and friends.”
The press release introduces us to the cast members of "The Real Friends of WeHo":
Brad Goreski continues to be one of Hollywood’s most coveted and highly desired stylists working with a bevy of actresses and high-end clientele. Married to famed television comedy writer and Instagram sensation Gary Janetti, Brad is ready to step out of his comfort zone and embrace new possibilities in his life.
Todrick Hall is a multi-hyphenate who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and RuPaul. He has performed to sold-out crowds on three international tours, appeared on a dozen television shows, starred in five Broadway musicals and amassed millions of followers on multiple platforms, including 900 million views on YouTube.
Curtis Hamilton is a highly celebrated film and television actor known for his roles in projects such as Surviving Compton, Charming The Hearts of Men, The Kings of Napa and Insecure. Having only recently come out to his family and a close circle of friends, he continues to navigate his role both in Hollywood as a prominent actor onscreen as well as where he fits within the LA LGBT community.
Dorión Renaud is the CEO of Buttah, one of the top Black-owned skincare companies in the world. The owner and head of his own company at only 34 years old, he’s ready to take Buttah to new lucrative heights with a massive nationwide launch in department stores and a high-stakes advertising winter campaign that will allow himself and his company to go to the next level.
Jaymes Vaughan is an entertainment news host who recently stepped away from his television career to launch OUTbound, a global LGBTQ+ Cruise company. He recently married actor Jonathan Bennett, and the two run OUTbound together. Jaymes is considering a return to his career as a host while also continuing to juggle his responsibilities with OUTbound.
Joey Zauzig is a successful social media influencer and entrepreneur. Deemed by Good Morning America in 2022 as the internet’s best friend, he’s celebrated for his outgoing personality and messages of positivity. Joey has continued to use his digital platforms as a space for humor, common sense advice, and confidence building.
Check out the trailer for "The Real Friends of WeHo" on YouTube here.