Saddle up and get ready to ride with “A-List: Dallas” cast members Beau, Ashley, Phillip, James, Chase & Levi. Or should we call this “1 Cheerleader 5 Gays?”
Yes, cowboys and cowgirls!!! Whether you’re ready or not it’s time to get a peek at the cast of big, brassy Texans heading your way as Logo preps to start shooting “The A-List: Dallas” this summer. Coming hot on the heels of “The A-List: New York” which has already starting shooting its second season all across the plains and prairies of Manhattan and beyond, the Texas take on life among the gay glam set is just about ready to ride.
(And yep, you might have seen the Gawker item earlier today. As Drag Race‘s Alexis Mateo might put it… “BAM!!!”)
So, let’s get to it. (And yes, I’m already salivating over the all-musical “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” tribute episode. Hey, if Glee can do Rocky Horror…)
Phillip is the one cast member you DIDN’T read about on Gawker. But he’s definitely worth a headline or two… HANDSOME, MUCH?
Here’s what we’re hearing:
Phillip – Age 23 – Occupation: Entrepreneur/Socialite
“Phillip is a Dallas native who knows the city (and everyone’s business) like the back of his hand. It’s a good idea to be on Phillip’s good side; if you’ve got skeletons in his closet–he knows about them. Phillip may be the life of the party, but in his personal life he’s a sensitive, caring guy who wants nothing more than to fall in love.”
Ooooh, sounds fun. So he’s maybe kind of dishy and sly, but really just wants to find a good man. A-List NY Equivalent: Derek?
After the jump, get more dish (and more photos) on the rest of the “A-List: Dallas” posse…
Yup. She’s a lady. And that’s not all…
Ashley – Age: 25 – Occupation: Photographer/Model/Cheerleading Coach
“Hometown: Belton, TX – Like birds of a feather that flock together, the gays of Dallas flock to Ashley Kelly. This Dallas beauty has a big smile and miles of attitude. Ashley is caught between two vastly different worlds: The strict conservative world of her family and her other family – the A-List gays of Dallas.”
OMG. Thank god we have a cheerleader up in here! (This is Dallas, after all.) I’m getting a sassy, decidedly “Sugarbaker” vibe here and I like it. I’m also up for a little Dora Lee Rhodes, please. (Yes, I know… I’m stereotyping. Sue me.) There better be some batons twirling, and I hope she’s got a handgun in her purse. Please?
Beau – Age 31 – Occupation: Photographer
“Beau grew up in Dallas, dreaming of one day becoming a successful fashion photographer — and that’s exactly what he did. The self-proclaimed ‘king of social networking’ knows everyone (and everyone’s business) in town and has made himself a key figure in Dallas nightlife.”
Oooh, nice. I like a man with a job. And who knew Dallas was home to so many photographers??? Plus, a pal in Dallas said this of Beau upon hearing that he was cast in the show: “Beau is the most successful of all the cast as far as I can tell. He’s very well-known, and he is absolutely a sweetheart!” Um… Paging MIKE RUIZ!!!!
Chase – Age 27 – Occupation: Real Estate/Equity Investments
“Chase has it all: A great career in finance, an amazing home, good friends and he’s left a string of broken hearts behind him. Chase is highly motivated (he’s renovating his home himself), is a serial dater looking for Mr. Right, and is at the top of his game in the career department.”
Looks like was found Dallas’ Reichen, maybe??? Highly motivated. Employed. Serial dater. If only he was dating a celeb or two… (Oh well… We can dream.) Gawker reported Chase’s involvement in the show weeks ago. And yup, he’s a former conservative fundamentalist Christian turned big, proud gay boy. (And he blogs!) Well done!!! Let the dating drama begin!
James – Age 22 – Occupation: Trust Fund Baby
“Hometown: Lawton, OK – If there’s trouble in Dallas, you can bet James Doyle is nearby. James struggles with partying too much and he’s been in and out of relationships for years, but no matter how big his trust fund is, the one thing he can’t seem to attain is… love.”
Awwwwwwwwww. A hot rich boy with bad habits??? Bring him on!!!! This oughtta be good. And a mutual acquaintance,tells me that James is “…SO hot and never one to hold back. VERY cool.” Hmmmm, so maybe he’s like a mix of Austin and Rodiney??? Grrrrr. And rich??? Can we start this rodeo, already???
UPDATE: James is employed folks. He does PR for Cohesive Clothing, and he’s DEP for the Air Force. Just fyi!
Levi – Age 26 – Occupation: Former Rodeo Star/Fashion Designer
“Levi made a name for himself as a rodeo star until he was sidelined by an injury. Now this Stetson-wearing stud helps run his family’s ranch and has teamed up with friends to launch a line of sexy, swimwear targeted at gay men.”
OMG – cowboy hats and Speedos!!???? Yes, there is a God. If there aren’t scenes featuring Levi in some wet briefs on a mechanical bull I’m gonna be protest outside of Logo world HQ. (Which is where I work anyway, so it’s an easy commute.) And yes, as you saw on Gawker, Levi’s been in trouble. But he’s dang hot, and as Lindsay Lohan has shown us all, that excuses just about everything.
And you think he’s still sore from that injury? Who needs a rubdown???? Maybe in the barn? Oh, wait… I think that’s a movie I rented once… Never mind.
So there. That’s what we know of our “A-List: Dallas” cast so far… Are you excited? Scared? I mean… Everything is bigger in Texas so, these folks better deliver. If you need me, I’ll be having a drink by the pool with Sue Ellen.
And here’s this. It has nothing to do with the show, but who cares???