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January 5, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Religious fundamentalists are railing, Hollywood producers are said to be drooling and reporters nationwide are groveling over "Secret Passions," a gay-oriented soap opera under production in Orange County. Media including the Associated Press, TV Guide, Daily Variety and three Southland television stations have pounced on the story almost as if Zsa Zsa Gabor had hit again.
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March 13, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No future screenings are scheduled for "Secret Passions," the locally produced, gay-oriented soap opera that had its Orange County cable television debut on Cablevision of Orange over the weekend. Producer David Gadberry says he has completed episodes two and three but has no plans to submit them to Cablevision or to any other public access broadcaster, pending some sort of "deal" he declined to discuss.
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January 5, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN.
David Gadberry, the producer/creator of "Secret Passions," may have high hopes for marketing the gay soap opera to commercial cable networks but Chris Albrecht, senior vice president of original programming at HBO, doesn't think the show stands much chance of being picked up. "I'd think if you're going to do something that would air every day or even once a week, you're going to need to draw a more broad-based audience to sustain the financial investment," Albrecht said.
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February 2, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lying bare-chested beneath the sheets, Neal and Stan disentangle after spending a night together. "Neal, I know you've heard of foreplay," Stan says. "Have you ever heard of afterplay? A hug, a kiss, anything! Breathe on me!" Neal tenderly pulls Stan's unshaven face close to his own--then exhales harshly. "Satisfied?" he smirks. Stan turns away. He is wounded, rejected. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No future screenings are scheduled for "Secret Passions," the locally produced, gay-oriented soap opera that had its Orange County cable television debut on Cablevision of Orange over the weekend. Producer David Gadberry says he has completed episodes two and three but has no plans to submit them to Cablevision or to any other public access broadcaster, pending some sort of "deal" he declined to discuss.
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January 25, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Secret Passions" : Nothing You Expect--Everything You Want. --Line from a flyer announcing the local sneak preview premiere of "Secret Passions," a gay-oriented soap opera. "Secret Passions," a gay-oriented soap opera under production in Orange County that has garnered nationwide publicity, will be given a local sneak preview Wednesday at a Costa Mesa nightclub, the show's producer said Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lying bare-chested beneath the sheets, Neal and Stan disentangle after spending a night together. "Neal, I know you've heard of foreplay," Stan says. "Have you ever heard of afterplay? A hug, a kiss, anything! Breathe on me!" Neal tenderly pulls Stan's unshaven face close to his own--then exhales harshly. "Satisfied?" he smirks. Stan turns away. He is wounded, rejected. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Secret Passions" : Nothing You Expect--Everything You Want. --Line from a flyer announcing the local sneak preview premiere of "Secret Passions," a gay-oriented soap opera. "Secret Passions," a gay-oriented soap opera under production in Orange County that has garnered nationwide publicity, will be given a local sneak preview Wednesday at a Costa Mesa nightclub, the show's producer said Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN.
David Gadberry, the producer/creator of "Secret Passions," may have high hopes for marketing the gay soap opera to commercial cable networks but Chris Albrecht, senior vice president of original programming at HBO, doesn't think the show stands much chance of being picked up. "I'd think if you're going to do something that would air every day or even once a week, you're going to need to draw a more broad-based audience to sustain the financial investment," Albrecht said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Religious fundamentalists are railing, Hollywood producers are said to be drooling and reporters nationwide are groveling over "Secret Passions," a gay-oriented soap opera under production in Orange County. Media including the Associated Press, TV Guide, Daily Variety and three Southland television stations have pounced on the story almost as if Zsa Zsa Gabor had hit again.
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