|Traci Lords with Kit Williamson & Van Hansis|
When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Cal’s best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they’re all in her head. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever? Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives.
Gay Icon Traci Lords (Cry Baby, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Devil May Call) guest stars in episode 4 as Cal's outspoken mother Val. Out gay actor Sean Maher (FIREFLY, THE PLAYBOY CLUB, and the upcoming Joss Wheedon adaptation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) has a recurring role as Paul, a handsome gallery owner. Brea Grant (HEROES, DEXTER) guest stars in episode 5 as the show's first lesbian character, Jeremy's sister Bri. Stephen Guarino, whose other work includes three seasons of Logo’s THE BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW, returns as the eccentric party promoter Quincy. He can most recently be seen playing the role of Derrick in HAPPY ENDINGS on ABC and will appear as on the new NBC series THE GATES. David Blue (STARGATE UNIVERSE, UGLY BETTY) guest stars in episode 6 as David, a love interest for Quincy.
Kit Williamson (Series Creator/Cal) began his career on Broadway, acting in the Tony-Nominated revival of “Talk Radio.” He appeared in the indie film Best Friends Forever which premiered at Slamdance in 2013 and can be seen this season as copywriter Ed Gifford on AMC's hit drama MAD MEN. As a playwright, he was awarded the Playwrights First Award by The National Arts Club. Other credits include NUMB3RS, DEATH VALLEY and the hit web series HIPSTERHOOD.
Van Hansis (Thom) has been nominated for three daytime Emmies for his portrayal of Luke Snyder in iconic CBS soap opera AS THE WORLD TURNS. Other film and TV credits include NIKITA, THE MENTALIST, PSYCH, and the feature films Occupant and Devil May Call.
EASTSIDERS is written and directed by Kit Williamson and produced by Chrissy Dodson, John Halbach, Kristyne Elizabeth Fetsic, Jonathan Stahl, Jaz Moore and Beth Wheatley.