Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ben Jörgensen and Love Out Loud VII


AfterElton did a series of past gay story lines on Soap Operas a few years back when Kyle and Oliver were all the rage. It was called Gays Gone By as part of their Gays of Our Lives series. One article gave a run down of gay teacher Michael Maloney’s travails. Michael (Chris Bruno) is at one point blamed for turning one of his students Kevin Sheffield (Jörgensen) gay. The acting was well received especially Ben Jörgensen’s which AE deemed earnest and sympathetic. “The storyline was effective in depicting the varying opinions of the town’s citizens about Michael and Kevin being gay. Some were completely accepting while others were uneasy and had trouble understanding it. In playing out how these well known and beloved characters dealt with their homophobia — and how most eventually came to accept Michael and Kevin for who they are — the show likely made it easier for viewers to accept as well.” Ben was born in London, England and spent his childhood in Australia. At the age of eight he moved to New York. At the tender age of 15 he appeared in the Calvin Klein commercials for Obsession. He studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His TV credits include All My Children, Another World, The Becky Bell Story, The Break and The Basketball Diaries. Ben has recently been starring in some theatrical productions and we are very happy to have him join us for Love Out Loud VII.

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