If you belong to or can blend in with this special gaggle of gays, then you’ll love “Fire Island” – if you don’t, you’ll view the show as trashy and demeaning to the LGBTQ community. For some, the show might take you back to your younger, club scene and partying days. To me, reality-tv shows like this are simply trash and a waste of my time. So why did I watch it? Well, there was a thing called a “lockdown” and being made redundant – and hey, I need a few films with poor ratings to balance out my list! (Kidding! But I can’t help it when a show/film rates badly…) To find out the reasons why I rated “Fire Island” so poorly though, keep reading.
The premise of “Fire Island” sort of hinges around Khasan Brailsford, a Los Angeles native who is considering a career move to New York City to be closer to his long-distance boyfriend. He invites some of his friends and friends of friends to share a house for the entire summer on Fire Island, paryting the weekends away! First invited is Khasan’s long-time “best friend”, Jorge Bustillos, a Venezuelan doctor who left his career and boyfriend to move to New York City. Next up is Patrick McDonald, a southern Georgia boy who has decided to work as a bartender for the summer while partying it up on Fire Island after a recent breakup. Also looking to explore and party, and perhaps find summer love, is young NYU college student and aspiring photographer, Brandon Osorio. But not all of the guys are looking to party – some actually want to relax like model and entrepreneur, Cheyenne Parker. Rounding out the house of gays is Justin Russo, a NY graphic illustrator looking to gain new inspiration on Fire Island while enjoying the last bit of time with his boyfriend before he goes off to school.
Each episode follows a weekend at Fire Island, partly because some of the boys return back to NYC during the week for work: