The racism in American society and government has been systemic long before the United States was an official nation. Native American lives were destroyed through continued, piecemeal genocide. The slave trade began in the 1400s, and the first documented African captives landed in Jamestown in 1619.
Slave patrols and Night Watches evolved into the modern police force. "Black codes" became Jim Crow laws. Government-sanctioned massacres on Black communities and Asian communities continued into the 20th century, including the operation of racist “internment camps” for Japanese citizens and immigrants during World War II. Even now, ICE agents are targeting Latinx and Hispanic communities and placing immigrants in inhumane living situations - cages - sanctioned by the same government systems.
The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and David McAtee by police officers, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by white men emboldened by the same system that protects whiteness and criminalizes Blackness, and the resultant failures by the law enforcement agencies to properly administer justice and restitution have made it clear once again that the system in place is for the benefit of a very specific sect of people it deems worthy.
BLACK LIVES MATTER. Today. Tomorrow. Always.
The team at Stoopid Ambitious Productions and the producers behind Pretty Dudes - Chance, Elton and Matthew - stand with the people all over the world who are disenfranchised, dehumanized, and being brutalized and killed by the militarized police and the corrupt officials enabling them. On our platforms, we will be utilizing the hashtag #CTW ("Change the World") to draw attention to all of the ways you can support the quest for justice and liberation.
We promote works by and about marginalized individuals, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, as well as the queer communities. It is not lost on us that, nearly 51 years ago, Pride started with a riot.
Change isn’t easy. But fuck it, let’s do it anyway. As the "Pretty Dudes Anthem" says, together, we can change the world. Isn’t it about time we did?
A group of friends in one living space - it’s been done before, but never like on PRETTY DUDES. The boundary-breaking and award-winning* digital dramedy created by Chance Calloway is willing to look at race, gender constructs, sexuality, and all intersections of life in a comedic examination of what it is to be a millennial in today's America.
In our first season, meet the "cosmetic genetics;" model Sunji (Yoshi Sudarso), lothario Ellington (Xavier Avila), brusque Jay (Tae Song), gamer Alexander (Kyle Rezzarday), brokenhearted Zario (Bryan Michael Nuñez), and their neighbor Eagle (Olivia Thai). When Zario breaks up with his boyfriend, the Dudes enter a high-stakes bet to find new romantic prospects for him.
PRETTY DUDES exists to show the world the way it truly is, in humor and in heartache, with love despite our differences and hope despite our circumstances. We continue to express, in front of and behind the camera, that we see ourselves best when we dare to see each other.
“...funny...poignant...a truly fleshed out story.” - Instinct Magazine
“...a one a kind web series.” - Black Talent TV
“Trendsetting.” -RIZEUP Magazine
“...incredibly charming, intimate, and fun.” - Queer Fudanshi
“...incredibly diverse...it provides great storytelling.” - Geeks of Color
“...a lot of heart, a lot of interesting commentary on dating, and [a] lot of fun with some hot, engaging characters.” - Gay Pop Buzz
“easy on the eye in every sense”- queerguru
*“Show of the Year” - National Youth Pride Services
“If you love Noah’s Arc, you will enjoy this.” - Shadow and Act
“Friends for gay men ... Intersectionality to the max.” - Boomer's Beefcake and Bonding
Spend some time with our award-winning show. In the first season, the Dudes enter a high-stakes bet to find a new man for Zario. In season two, the Dudes conduct a celibacy pact.
Yoshi, Aria, Bryan! Get a closer look at all of your favorite Dudes and learn where you may have seen them before, where you'll see them next, and how you can see more of them now!.
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