OUTtv Original Series
Friends Rob Easton and Sean Horlor are determined to figure out what it takes to make it as two gay guys “out” there in the big wide world.
The premise: every episode finds Rob and Sean trying out of a new profession. They meet with an expert and that person teaches the tricks of the trade. Then Rob and Sean compete to see whom does it better.
Don’t Quit Your Gay Job showcases the personal successes and humiliating disappointments of these two friends as they strive to find themselves and new perspectives while learning about gay life on the job.
From pounding the beat with the local Police Department to an epic strip performance in Vancouver’s largest gay club to laying smackdowns with Extreme Canadian Champsionship Wrestling, there is nothing these two friends won’t try in their pursuit of the ultimate dream job.
The series received three nominations at the 2011 Leo Awards: best information or lifestyle series, best director (Nicky Forsman), and best hosts (Rob & Sean). Don’t Quit Your Gay Job also airs in Europe and the US. It was recently voted #1 favorite new gay series in the US by Here! Network.
About Rob Easton
Rob Easton can often be seen dancing around in front of a camera, but also behind it, and sometimes even when there are no cameras at all.
Co-host of DQYGJ with his friend Sean since it premiered in 2009, he has also spent a lot of time wandering around Vancouver with a microphone for CBC Radio’s The Early Edition, a camera with Radio-Canada’s Téléjournal Colombie-Briatannique, and a pen with Xtra Vancouver and The Georgia Straight. In addition to wrapping up the new season of DQYGJ, he’s also finishing up with HGTV’s Urban Suburban with Force Four Entertainment as a story editor.
A longtime love of cameras and the stage, Rob has always enjoyed performing whether on his high school’s morning announcements, with his drag queen friends at Cabaret Mado in Montreal, or with Canada’s foremost men’s choir Chor Leoni.
Rob grew up on Vancouver Island in Campbell River, where he tries to get to as often as he can. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Victoria and a Diploma of Technology in Broadcast Journalism from BCIT.
About Sean Horlor
Sean Horlor has tried many careers in his time, including speechwriter, author, man-about-town, blogger, and publicist, but now realizes that making a profession out of trying other professions is truly what makes his boat float.
His career bucket list still includes: cruise director, pop singer, back-up dancer, fisherman, stand up comedian, and professional deadbeat.
In early 2011, Sean was selected as a finalist for OUTtv’s Hot Pink Shorts documentary program. His short film, Just the Tip, is set to debut as part of OUTtv’s Hot Pink Shorts: The Making Of television series in Fall 2011.
Sean is the co-owner of Steamy Window Productions, a boutique production company based in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in tourism-based video strategies. He also hosts Tourism Vancouver’s Vancouver in a Day online travel series.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Sean grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and currently resides in Vancouver’s West End. He has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. His first book, Made Beautiful by Use, was published by Signature Editions in 2007.
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