I won’t say who I think is the cutest guy in this new web series but I can assure you this story about young gays on their own and making a life in Memphis, Tennessee is well supplied with not only great visuals (including excellent photography) but with a story line that pulls you in as well.
This is just the sort of production you binge on over a weekend, preferably with a significant other on the couch next to you. This is a story about love, loss , friends and survival – about life in other words, as lived by real people, not Reality show drama queens.
Show creator Morgan Jon Fox said his characters are “kids who are left on their own, whether its financially, whether its identity or whether their lovers are deceased. Whatever it is, they’re left to their own devices, to carve their own way. They’re feral beings.”
This is not a series in which you will find anything in the way of stereotypes. The usual gay clichés so familiar from countless films and TV shows are on vacation somewhere else. This is about life lived in middle America, outside the golden ghettos of the East and West coasts. It is gritty, down to Earth and at times all too painfully real.
The series Feral revolves around the lives of Billy and Daniel, best friends who share a seedy but comfortable bungalow in a diverse neighborhood. From this home base, they deal with issues that are familiar to all of us. We can see a part of ourselves in them as they try to cope with life with a little dignity, some compassion and as much love as they can find in themselves to give. They don’t always know which way to turn, but then who among us always does?
Feral is a superb series, brilliantly acted by Leah Beth Bolton, Jordan Nichols, Seth Daniel and Chase Brother in the lead roles. Check it out at www.dekkoo.com. Visit the website and search for Feral.