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Will these sexually-objectified ingenues turn a moment of momentary stardom into a pathway to achieve their dreams?


Model Boy

Model Boy

Model Boy is a dark but gorgeous 6-part web series series exploring the lives of the fresh, young men driven to New York by the promise of fame and success, only to find out male models are paid in little more than social status. Follow them on their adventures on the runway and in the bedroom.

Will these sexually-objectified ingenues turn a moment of momentary stardom into a pathway to achieve their dreams? Or, will the industry chew them up and spit them out? Find out by watching the season one playlist below.

Jacob Mendel Brown revealed that there was already a season 2 in the works, and shed some light on the origins of the series in an interview with Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View of Fashion:

It started when I was an editor at V and then the editor of VMAN. Became very involved with casting models at that magazine (one of most exciting things in my life even today was getting to work closely with Hedi Slimane, casting models and also real kids for his shoots at VMAN). I started seeing how intense these kids lives were. Moving from some small town to a city like New York. Sorta having this expectation that fame and riches were right around the corner. And then they’d be couch surfing or living with a girlfriend for years. The most interesting thing for me was seeing how becoming subject to the male gaze, objectified—things all women deal with but men don’t as much—really affected these young guys. I think that’s the heart of this show.

Created/written/directed by Jacob Mendel Brown. Executive produced by Hunter Hill and Jason Weinberg. Starring Taylor Rosen, Stanley Simons, Victoria Beltran, Jae Ponder, Phoenix Jakob, Tommy Heleringer, and Pablo Sandstrom.

Season One Playlist:

Update: Episode 5 just dropped