James, a gay 26 year old singer and songwriter, moved to New York six months ago. Once on the cusp of success, James was given a recording deal when he was 19 but lost it by the time he was 21. Since then he has been on a downward spiral of weight gain and laziness. Now living off of dwindling savings, he comes on the show to start getting in shape and revitalize his singing career, hoping that this will lead to a more active life and, by associate, a more active romantic life. Written by
Did You Know?
Among the many things completely edited out of the episode:
- James was given contact lenses and stopped wearing his "hipster" glasses.
- A symposium (of sorts) was held at The Phoenix bar in New York with James and four other men to discuss the meaning of what a "bear" is in the gay community. This entire sub-plot was completely eliminated.
- An "after the show" interview filmed many months later which showed James had lost a considerable amount of weight and no longer had a beard was never shown.
James Easter Bradford
I'm sweating like a Hilton in church!