Robbie Rogers: Men In Shorts

17 Oct

Robbie RogersPerhaps you remember this blog’s coverage of out cutie Robbie Rogers, when he came out and when he signed for LA Galaxy.

Well, Hollywood decided that they love his story as much as we do. Robbie announced that a comedy inspired by his life is in the works when he posted this tweet a few days ago:

The show, called Men In Shorts, will follow a professional player and his friends, family, and teammates after he reveals that he’s gay. In addition to the series, which will be bound for ABC should it be picked up, Rogers has a book called “Coming Out To Play” which will hit shelves on November 25.

I love this dude, and love his strength. I will be checking out both the book and the series. Hopefully the series does his story justice.


4 Responses to “Robbie Rogers: Men In Shorts”

  1. Carol October 20, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    What I really don’t admire is how much he’s used this decision to market himself.

    • headbandsandheartbreak October 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

      How do you figure that? He was the first openly gay man to compete in one of the pro North American pro leagues. He could hardly avoid attention and media coverage. He started his fashion line Halsey a few years before he came out, not after. He did help launch Beyond It, but that’s hardly promoting himself since that’s an organization working on combating discrimination and stereotyping. He’s out and proud. Should he avoid mentioning that in any way when talking about himself? If so, he might have well just stayed in the closet. If I’m missing something, please let me know.

      • Carol October 21, 2014 at 9:00 am #

        I observed his career with the Columbus Crew (success in large part thanks to Guillermo Barros Schelotto (spelling?)), Europe adventures and overall attention to building fame throughout those years. His coming out smacked of opportunism to me at a time when career and fame was lagging his expectations. Don’t want to debate – just providing my opinion. Hope it doesn’t result in hating.

  2. jellyace October 24, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    So will the new show be the male version of Ellen?

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