The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Mark Bessenger, writer/ Director of such films as Last Straight Man, Bite Marks, and Ninja Zombie. Mark has a new project, Gayliens for HereTV that we chat about. We also chat a little about how he got into filmmaking and a little Doctor Who thrown in for fun. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Mark Bessenger
Movies have always been a strong influence in Mark Bessenger’s life, from the magical moment when his parents first took him to the drive-in theater, to the influential day when he discovered his mother’s 8mm movie camera and realized that he could make his own films. Shooting his friends and relatives in the back yard in short silent home movies led to Mark getting a degree in Creative Writing at Indiana University before attending Columbia College Chicago’s film school.
Mark’s movies were often inspired by his love of horror, comedy and exploitation films, and his sexual orientation more often than not added a gay slant. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his husband of fifteen years where he runs a video production company and has previously directed two features, both unreleased (so far). Bite Marks wass his first directorial effort.
The six-episode compelling anthology series will premiere exclusively on HERE TV with the first episode, Gayliens: Love and the Mothman (Season 1, Episode 1) debuting on Friday, April 8, 2022, at https://www.here.tv/gayliens
Created, written, and directed by critically acclaimed scriptwriter/filmmaker Mark Bessenger, the mastermind behind the cult classic LGBT/Horror film, Bite Marks, Gayliens is a HERE TV Original series with stand-alone episodes ranging from sci-fi to comedy, where each installment details an encounter between gay men and extra-terrestrials.
Starring Daniel Moser, Tamario Fletcher, Hunter Evans, and Kevin Roach, Episode 1 follows two closeted high school boys who come out at Lover’s Lane and are terrorized by the legendary Mothman.
Adhering to the classic sci-fi/horror-thriller genre, Gayliens checks off all the bloody boxes gore fans’ twisted hearts desire. A gripping must-watch series!
In our second segment, we chat about The closing opera for Arizona Opera’s 50th Season, Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart. We also highlight recent articles posted to tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.
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Show Notes / Links:
- TG Geeks Episode 368
- TG Geeks Episode 372
- Body Horror Short STITCHES Will Make You Unravel at the Seams
- Breaking Glass Pictures Releases Jump, Darling Starring Cloris Leachman
- Gayliens Now Streaming on HereTV
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Anthony Aguiar
- Hamish Downie’s Five MORE Questions With Sean Patrick Murtagh
- Nerdy Chupacabras #094
- Ben’s Breakdown | First Contact Day
- Andrea’s Angle | Ambulance – Skimpy Plot, Dizzying Action
- Andrea’s Angle | All the Old Knives – Sizzling Intrigue
We want to bring attention to a Public Service Announcement from the 90’s featuring Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) of Star Trek: Discovery
This 90’s PSA (GLAAD, La Pietra Foundation, MTV) brings awareness to gay bashing.
Starring Wilson Cruz, Meredith Scott Lynn, and Joseph Reitman. Writer/Director: Mike Costanza.
Director of Photography: Brad Rushing. Producer: Cara Coslow.
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