Dr. Brent Ridge and author Josh
Kilmer-Purcell, the gay couple starring in the reality series The
Fabulous Beekman Boys, say their farming neighbors accept
Cabler Green Planet premiered the
series last Wednesday and is offering a new episode tonight.
The reality series follows the city
couple as they create a self-sustaining organic farm in upstate New
York. Their creation is the new lifestyle brand called Beekman 1802,
which has produced an artisan cheese made from goat milk called
Blaak, several varieties of goat milk soap and heirloom seed
While Kilmer-Purcell, who wrote about
his experience in The Bucolic Plague: From Drag Queen to Goat
Farmer, is in it only part-time, spending his weekdays in New
York City where he works as an ad executive, Ridge, a self-proclaimed
perfectionist, has settled into the simpler life for good.
But the couple has found out it's not
so simple as they tackle raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens
and a narcissistic llama on the Beekman farm.
Speaking to celebrity newssite Greg
In Hollywood, Ridge said the cameras “compress every bit of
arguing and passion that we have as a couple into 24 hours.”
“I think [in] every episode, people
will see a bit of themselves in it because it's a personal
relationship and a professional relationship,” he added.
“We've had actual complete
acceptance,” Kilmer-Purcell said about the couple's conservative
farming neighbors. “A neighbor's a neighbor's a neighbor. You
don't have a conservative neighbor or a liberal neighbor. You have
someone who can help you when you need help and who you can help.”