I Kissed A Boy, began airing on BBC3 in the UK on Saturday.A bit like Love Island for the gays, ten contestants in their 20s share a big glamorous masseria (a sort of swanky farmhouse-vila) in Italy.
Playing mother hen and host is Dannii Minogue, the younger sister of Kylie Minogue and a hit-making pop singer in her own right.It’s the kind of disco-pop tune built for the dance floor, so it’s no surprise the track served as the official theme for the 1999 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.The first episode aired on BBC 3 on Saturday night.
The first two episodes can now be streamed online. For many, it proved to be the perfect “hangover TV” after most gay men stayed up late on Saturday to watch the Eurovision Song Contest (congratulations, Sweden!).Based on what they’re seeking, producers matched up pairs of contestants in advance.
They were then introduced and had to kiss before even saying a word to one another. As anyone who saw the opening episode will realize, not everyone hit it off immediately.