CBS has ordered an extra season of Big Brother to fill space left from the writer's strike – this time with a big gay twist! The premise of Big Brother 9 remains, houseguests compete to win a big cash prize while having their lives broadcast 24/7. But 9 ads a dramatic twist: Unknown to the contestants producers have paired the 16 contestants with a soul mate which they will need to play the game with. Among the players we find: Joshuah, 25, from Dallas, and Neil, 29, living in Los Angeles.

In KCAL, a Los Angeles CBS affiliate station, video interviews both men admit to being rabid Big Brother fans and gay. When asked what his character would be on Big Brother 9 Neil answers, “the gay guy, of course.” In his interview, Joshuah reveals he loves sports, the Dallas Cowboys, and thinks being a soap actor would be “amazing”. He also admits to liking guys.

Is CBS playing gay match maker? Big Brother 9 premiers Tuesday February 12th on CBS.

Robert I. Douglas's gay soccer movie, Eleven Men Out, will be available on DVD March 4th. Comedy ensues after Iceland's top soccer star Ottar Thor reveals he is gay in a magazine interview. After being rejected by his team Ottar quickly sets up shop with his own gay soccer team. Much of the film focuses on the reactions of teammates and family members to Ottar's self-outing. The film ends with the obligatory soccer match – on gay pride day!

The movie first screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006 and has been touring since. Clips from the movie can be viewed at the official website

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