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When I saw a press release in my inbox about a new novel written by openly gay actor, Jeffery Self, I knew I had to post something about it before the day was over. As those of you who read this blog may know, I’ve posted so many things about closeted gay actors in Hollywood over the years it would take too much time to link to them now in this post.
Jeffery Self is a young gay actor who has had parts in more than a few highly successful TV shows. One of the things he’s done that I recall was on Logo, titled, Jeffery and Cole Casserole. The fact that he’s adorable helps me remember even more, but I digress.
Jeffery & Cole Casserole is an American sketch comedy program that aired on Logo in 2009 and 2010. The show is written, directed and edited by real-life comedy duo Jeffery Self and Cole Escola. The series debuted on Logo on June 19, 2009, and was renewed for a second season, which premiered on July 9, 2010, also on Logo. The show was canceled on March 17, 2011.
This is Jeffery’s bio from Huff Po:
Jeffery Self is an actor, writer, vlogger and lover of a lot of things (especially peanut butter and Oprah Winfrey). He co-created Jeffery and Cole Casserole on LOGO with friend Cole Escola. He has also appeared on other shows, including Hot in Cleveland, Shameless, Torchwood, 90210 and 30 Rock as Randy Lemon. He lives in Los Angeles and makes daily vlogs at jeffery-self.com. Follow him on Twitter @jefferyself.
With that said, he’s written a new novel titled, “50 Shades of Gay,” and I’ll post the press release below. I haven’t read it yet, but I plan to as soon as it’s released, and you’ll see why when you read the book description below in the PR. I don’t have any official purchase link yet, but I will try to get him to do an interview with me after the book is released.
From my inbox:
Feb. 20, 20013 – Magnus Books, an imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books, is pleased to announce the publication of 50 Shades of Gay by Jeffery Self, a well-known Hollywood actor/writer and comedian.
You may have seen Jeffery Self on Desperate Housewives, 90210, Hot in Cleveland, and in 30 Rock as Randy Lemon, Liz Lemon’s gay cousin. But you’ve not yet read his new erotic romance inspired by E.L. James’ international phenomenon, 50 Shades of Grey.
In 50 Shades of Gay, a young celebrity blogger, Alex Kirby, interviews Taylor Grayson, a superstar leading man in Hollywood blockbuster films. Grayson also happens to be a closeted gay man with a passion for BDSM. When Grayson draws the younger man into his private orbit and initiates him into his sexual world, the younger man can tell that kinky sex has shielded Grayson from having a real emotional connection with another man. But he is head over heels in love with the older, powerful, gorgeous man who has selected him for the pleasures of submission. Ultimately, Alex decides to experiment with the power differential between them, and see if he can break through the armor that Grayson and his layers of Hollywood handlers have imprisoned him in.
The author joked about his inspiration for the book. “Ever since moving to Los Angeles I’ve been fascinated by two things: frozen yogurt and closeted movie stars. There’s something so sexy and mysterious about both. So I decided to write a book about one of them.”