Having ODNT's Nathan Adler own a talent agency seemed like the most reasonable bet -- provided that one thing be made quite clear: "Arvin, in the early days, thought Nathan should be a bit meaner, be more of an agent like [Ari Gold on Entourage], and I was like, 'No, we see that all the time. Let's make him a nice agent -- even if they don't really exist.'"
It is exhausting but so worth it. In my three years of writing/acting/producing/show-running Old Dogs & New Tricks, I feel as though I've earned a master's degree in show business. You will never work so hard, but you will never learn as much. You'll also have newfound respect for writers, producers, editors and actors.
My experiences as a go-go boy inspired me to write a show that captures the outrageous characters: larger-than-life drag queens and 19-year-old party boys. And given that the industry relies on pumping new, young boys into the clubs, I was curious about what happens to the boys who age out of their career.