1 Girl 5 Gays
|1 Girl 5 Gays|
|Presented by||Lauren Collins (season 4-present)
Aliya Jasmine Sovani (season 1-4)
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original run||October 14, 2009– present|
1 Girl 5 Gays, sometimes abbreviated as 1g5g, is a Canadian talk show that premiered on October 14, 2009 on MTV Canada. In October 2010, gay-interest sister network Logo picked up the program and started airing it in the United States. On August 9, 2012, it was announced on their Facebook page that 1 Girl 5 Gays was renewed for a fourth season. Aliya Jasmine Sovani was the host for the first three seasons and part of the fourth. Lauren Collins, known for her role as Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi, replaced Sovani as the host.
Out Magazine described the show as containing "frank, often curse-laced discussions about bareback sex, masturbation and one-night stands", and analogised it with "The View meets Dr. Ruth, only with hot gay men instead of menopausal madams".
In each episode, one female (or "one girl") (Aliya Jasmine Sovani from 2009-2013, Lauren Collins 2013-present) sits down with five gay men (or "five gays") to discuss 20 questions about love and sex. The "5 gays" in each episode is a rotating panel, each having differing backgrounds and points of view. The fast-paced discussion explores serious themes as well as lighthearted topics dealing with romance and pleasure.
For the start of its third season in 2011, the program did a four-episode mini-series where Sovani had a cast of five lesbians answering questions. The show also features special episodes, such as a high school edition, HIV+ men, co-ed episodes featuring lesbians and gays at the same time and more.
At the end of the fourth season, the show presented two special episodes featuring twenty "gays" departing the show, as producers chose to begin season five with a new cast, who were introduced 30 September 2013. MTV Canada resumed airing episodes with the new cast and Collins 4 October 2013, but as of February 2014, Logo had not yet begun airing the show's fifth season; the show's official Twitter feed noted on 17 March 2014 that Logo had opted not to continue airing episodes after the end of season four.
When the show airs during prime time, some segments are grayed out and muted, with a notice that the uncensored show will air later.
- 1 girl 5 gays on MTV.ca
- 1 girl 5 gays on Logo TV
- Shane Michael Singh. "Catching Up With 1 Girl 5 Gays". Out.
- "1 Girl 5 Gays Returns to Logo's Late-Night Line-Up 9/26". tv.broadwayworld.com. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
- Fairbrother, Jim (30 September 2013). "1 Girl 5 Gays - Season 5 Cast". MTV.ca. Retrieved 17 February 2014.