That’s the question explored by the comedic, fast-paced & serialized web series Old Dogs & New Tricks, through the friendship and tribulations of four diverse and otherwise successful West Hollywood men – each one located squarely within middle age. Los Angeles (in general) and West Hollywood (in particular) add a strong flavor to Old Dogs & New Tricks, with its traffic, earthquakes, plastic surgery, and strongly youth-obsessed culture. But the focus remains on how these four different gay men react (or overreact) and adjust (or not) to getting older:
- Nathan Adler (Leon Acord): A successful talent agent, Nathan was secure with being alone — until he turned 50!! Then, the advances of an amorous 25-year-old underwear model knocked him for a loop.
- Brad King (Curt Bonnem): A one-hit wonder from the late 1980s, Brad contends ‘guys are more interested in inches than years’ — and has turned the on-line hook-up into an art form.
- Al ‘Muscles’ Carter (Jeffrey Patrick Olson): A personal trainer at a WeHo gym, Muscles has the body of a porn star and the mindset of a 16 year old girl — he’s not putting out til he meets his Mr. Right!
- Ross Stein (David Pevsner): A former TV leading man in the 1990s, Ross is now settled into a long-term gay marriage — but as his husband becomes more successful, Ross finds himself spending too much time alone.