Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World : TV Review

By Jeff Walsh

"Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World" is the latest from Q. Allan Brocka, who seems to have his hand in nearly everything good that's gay these days. The show, which will air on LOGO beginning July 10 and comes out on DVD in late August, is pretty much an animated version of Lego, if your Legos went really gay, campy, and had a lot of bitchy things to get off their chests.

The show takes place in West Lahunga Beach where Rick and Steve are DINKing it while trying to sort out their long term relationship issues. They have regular dinners with a lesbian couple, Kirsten and Dana, who are on a quest for Rick's sperm. A third couple in the mix is Chuck and Evan. Chuck is an old HIV+ queen in a wheelchair, whose partner of four years is Evan, a 19-year-old club kid.

At the film festival, they showed a behind the scenes thing and two of the six episodes that will air on LOGO. Similar to how the Kinsey Sicks can be political and dirty because they're in drag, and Avenue Q can have muppets sing about racism and porn, Rick & Steve benefits from looking like a children's show, although very few of the things that come out of their mouths would be acceptable on Saturday mornings.

The cast features a lot of well known celebs, as well. Alan Cumming and Wilson Cruz play Chuck and Evan, respectively. Margaret Cho and Queer as Folk's Peter Paige also join in the fun.

Brocka clearly has his pulse on the lingua franca of the gay world, and keeps firing funny line after funny line, but even the references to man-hating lesbians or Chuck's crowning moment of getting them to make the glory holes wheelchair-accessible come across as playful rather than malicious. As with his other work, such as Eating Out, there's a lot of heart under the surface of everything else that goes on.

But you won't really have time to think much about that as the episode is playing. If you do, you'll miss way too many funny lines.

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PokemonGeek's picture

It is SO ironic it's funny!

It is SO ironic it's funny! LOGO actually using Lego characters for a show? I don't know how to explain what I'm thinking right now! It'd be funnier if they some how made the characters do the deed. Either that or have the take off their shirts!

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that's right, love me
I wanna be your baby
Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love
I'm open and ready
~Madonna

whateversexual_llama's picture

aww that sounds cute! ... in

aww that sounds cute! ... in a warped sort of way... I'd like to watch some o' that!

Whatever I did, I didn't do it.

Duncan's picture

That looks pretty cool. I

That looks pretty cool. I shall look into this sometime. maybe.

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my three wheeler rox's picture

...

Am I the only one who is a little concerned about the fact that Evan and Chuck have been together since Evan was 15? o.O

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jeff's picture

Well...

I would be concerned... if they weren't plastic.

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PokemonGeek's picture

Chuck + Evan at 15 =

Chuck + Evan at 15 = JAILBAIT!

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that's right, love me
I wanna be your baby
Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love
I'm open and ready
~Madonna

UpsideDownKate's picture

It looks great!

I just started watching LOGO, I've seen a few movies, but that's pretty much it. This show looks pretty funny--I like how you said about the kids aspect--I love Wonder Showzen. Anyone have any show reccomendations from that channel? Message me. I turned on the Velvet something or other, but that looked boring, and I've seen previews for Curl Girls, but that looks a bit dramatic. Let me know!

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Toph's picture

Oooh, I'm so gonna check

Oooh, I'm so gonna check this show out when I get to college! See, we get cable there, and one of the channels is LOGO!!!! ^.^

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Abby's picture

I love it!

I watch this show all the time and I must say, it's abso. FAB and HILLARIOUS! The comedy is great and it's just all around good entertainment, if you have the chance you should def. watch it. Even though it's gay based humor, even straight people can get a laugh out of it. Maybe I find it soooooooo funny because I myself am a lesbian, and the lesbians in this show crack me up. LOVE IT!

shadow fire's picture

I'd love to watch this show

It sounds really funny! seems like a gay lego version of wonder showzen. 20$ says AFA is going to protest this show saying its trying to mask itself as a kids show then "convert" the kids to gay, or some dumb B.S like that.

PokemonGeek's picture

I think that I saw the first

I think that I saw the first episode on digital cable. It WAS funny and I liked it. My favorite quote was from that guy with the "snap-on" and the cat Pussy was playing with it. I LOVE how he grabbed it and said, "My penis is NOT a cat toy!"

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that's right, love me
I wanna be your baby
Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love
I'm open and ready
~Madonna

jenniferhomes's picture

that is looking pretty cool

that is looking pretty cool to me.. it seems to be a copy of one great animation show ( Boondocks )