Like us Jake Wilson is disgusted by the FDA’s ongoing discrimination against blood donation by gay and bisexual men.
Unlike us, he has talent, connections and friends, so he created “Sad Studs,” a music-video parody of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” that lampoons the government’s one-year celibacy requirement for homos who want to give hemo.
Both visually stunning and hilarious, the video is written and directed by Wilson, who shares singing duty with friend of NNN Jeffery Self.
“I knew I wanted to do something with ’Bad Blood’ as soon a I heard it,” Wilson tells NewNowNext. “and with the timing of the FDA recommendations, I just knew it had to be about [the blood ban.]”
Since T-Swift’s much hyped original features a litany of celeb cameos by the likes of Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and even Cindy Crawford, Wilson called on his own Hollywood pals to appear in “Sad Studs.”
Keep an eye out for Sebastian La Cause as “Dom Top,” Constantine Rousouli as “Uncut,” and Robert Michael Morris (a.k.a. Mickey on The Comeback) as “the Queen,” among many others.
Drew Droege almost steals the spotlight as the bitchiest candy striper on the planet.
While Wilson hopes people enjoy the music and video, his underlying goal is to raise awareness that the FDA is still treating gay men like second-class citizens. “It’s not just giving blood, either,” he says. “It’s organ donation and sperm donation, too. They’re acting like we’re poisonous.”
Of course, if we win this fight, is Wilson ready to get stuck with a needle? “Uh, I can help in other ways,” he jokes.
“It’s like marriage equality—just because everyone should have the right to get married doesn’t mean we all have to rush to the altar. Its still ultimately a personal decision.”
Watch “Sad Studs” below.