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Celebrating season two of “Eastsiders” with stars Van Hansis, Kit Williamson and more!

Wasn’t going to let a little rain stop me from attending a screening and party celebrating season two of Eastsiders at the Downtown Independent Theatre.

I loved season one so much and last night we were shown three half-hour episodes – that’s the entire second half of the season.

It was funny, sexy and touching. The show is so Well-written, well-acted and what’s key is the chemistry between the main leads Kit Williamson (also writer-director-producer) and Van Hansis. They play Cal and Thom who come back together after their big breakup, but decide to open their relationship up to see what exactly they want.

The rest of the cast is terrific too including Constance Wu who now stars on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, the always brilliant Stephen Guarino, and talented hotties Matthew McKelligon and John Halbach. Traci Lords is a real hoot again as Cal’s mom and one of my absolute favorite parts of any of the episodes is the little reunion of the three main cast members of the indie film Gayby. The brilliantly funny Jonathan Lisecki plays a worker in an STD clinic while Matthew Wilkas plays a doctor and Jenn Harris plays a nurse.

I chatted with Lisecki, who wrote Gayby, for a bit after the screening and am glad to hear he’s moved from NYC to LA. Also congratulated Van Hansis and personally wished him a happy birthday (it was last week) and was so warmly welcomed by Kit Williamson and John Halbach who are executive producers and real-life partners.

Still no decision on a season 3 but I hope it happens.

You gotta check out season 2 - go to show’s homepage to find out how.

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