Theatrical Play and a 2-hour pilot script for mini-series available.
Based on Ethan Mordden's "Buddies Cycle" books.
FIRST THING YOU NEED IN NYC IS A BUDDY
Theatrical Play: Originally adapted from Ethan Mordden's books, "Buddies" (The Play) premiered in 2005 at the Celebration Theater, Los Angeles, California.
Television Mini-Series: This is an 8-part cable series event adapted from Ethan Mordden's novels. Each episode is one hour long. A 2-hour Pilot has been written and available.
BACKSTORY: Debuting as a writer in the early 1980's, Ethan Mordden quickly became one of the most celebrated American writers in modern gay literature. The New York Times Book Review, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly have called him a master craftsman and compared him to the extraordinary likes of Oscar Wilde and Jane Austin.
His most profound writing, a collection of five books known as the "Buddies Cycle", is considered to be a seminal work of gay fiction. The novels tell the stories of a group of friends, gay men living in Manhattan between 1968 and 2005.
The books that make up the Buddies Cycle offer what may be the most influential experience of an extraordinary time and place in gay history. These books were some of the first images of a culture defining itself post Stonewall.
THE MINI-SERIES: The stories are not told in chronological order. We see the characters young in one story, older in the next story. The future, sometimes before the past. Seeing the destiny of characters we embrace and love, before their life story is told. Weaving together the fabric of these men’s lives, we follow 5 main characters over a 40 year span of time. Through make-up, the same actors will play all the different time periods, ranging from 21 years to 60 years old.