Last week's premiere of the sophomore season of all-gay cabler Logo's The A-List: New York has prompted The New York Times to label the show the new “gay secret shame.”

The all-gay version of Bravo's reality series The Real Housewives franchise follows “members of New York's gay elite plus their families, best friends, and pocket dogs (natch) as they navigate being fabulous in the city,” a Logo presser said.

Season one featured The Amazing Race winner actor-model Reichen Lehmkuhl, his Brazilian model boyfriend Rodiney Santiago, renowned celebrity photographer and RuPaul's Drag Race and America's Next Top Model staple Mike Ruiz, international model Austin Armacost, modeling agent Derek Lloyd Saathoff and salon owner Ryan Nickulas.

In season two, producers added Nyasha Zimucha, the CEO of Embrace Your Hair, a hair and wig accessories company. She is also a budding recording artist and a former beauty queen.

The Times notes that the show's original premise about a group of gay people “who live at the pinnacle of New York society and culture” somehow got lost in translation.

“It's really like the D-list,” Daniel Chenier told the paper. “Let's call it what it is.”

Comedian Bryan Safi's comments that everybody watches the show but refuses to admit it, prompted the Times to quip: “Logo, it seems, has created a new gay secret shame.”