The second season of the British gay
camp comedy series Beautiful People premieres June 12 on gay
Beautiful People is the BBC Two
comedy series that stars an effeminate 13-year-old schoolboy
desperate to whitewash his homely – yet offbeat – family and live
with the “beautiful people” of London.
The story is told in a series of
flashbacks from present day New York City, where Barneys
window-dresser Simon Doonan relives stories from his childhood in
1997 Reading, England to his assistant-turned-boyfriend Sacha.
In Reading, he shares his dream of
escape and being fabulous with his friend Kyle, who Simon calls
Thirteen-year-old Simon is played by
Luke Ward-Wilkinson, and adult Simon by Samuel Barnett in New York
Season two picks up where the first
left off. Brokenhearted adult Simon returns home after breaking up
with his boyfriend Sacha in New York City.
In a 2008 interview, the real Simon
Doonan, whose memoir is the basis for the series, said of the show:
“The message of the show is very Wizard Of Oz – there's no
place like home. Where are the beautiful people? Well, it's
probably your blind auntie that you grew up with.”
Last time the Brits exported a pink-hot
camp comedy it was Absolutely Fabulous, a fact MTV-owned Logo
is counting on.
Logo has posted season
one's six episodes on its website for all to enjoy.
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