All that is just the beginning of the drama, the fun, the bickering and the loopy adventures of a new series that’s airing on Logo this fall (October 16th, to be exact). Jacob & Joshua: Nemesis Rising will chronicle the lives of the above dudes—Jacob (right) and Joshua—twin siblings who make up the pop/rock duo Nemesis, and who are hoping to make it big. This reality show will follow—as the press release promises—the twins “as they attempt to make it in the cutthroat music industry and, at the same time, come out publicly about their sexual orientation.”
I’ve seen a clip from an early version of the show, and you can’t take your eyes off of it. Joshua is relaxed, likes to party and is exceedingly single. Yep, he likes to go out, live it up, and then sleep in. On the other hand, Jacob is focused, driven (almost kind of anal) involved in a long-term relationship. And they all (brothers and one boyfriend) live together in one apartment in L.A. Jacob’s more of a pop singer; Joshua is into rock ’n’ roll. There’s some tension about their music, and just in their lives. Perhaps you can see where this all might go…
In another twist the pair, raised as Jehovah’s Witnesses, have to deal with whether or not to come out to their religious family (ouch!). And in the music biz, they’ve got to face the issue of being marketed as openly gay musicians. And what if they get dropped by their record label??? Yep, they have a lot going on!
And yep, come closer to showtime, there’s gonna be all kinds of Nemesis Rising stuff available in sassy digital, wireless and online features, including episode availability on download-to-own services and interviews, diaries and other behind-the-scenes videos (that’ll all be found at LOGOonline.com).
You’ll be hearing more about these gays guys in the future. But consider yourself warned. This is looking to be one of those crazily addictive TV experiences, if I can judge from the few minutes I got to see.