Playing It Straight (UK)

The guy who reveals him self gay.

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 5/6/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The five remaining guys have earned themselves a holiday here at Puerto Vallarta the gay capital of Mexico. But Zoe's gaydar isn't on vacation. Zoe says she is watching everyone very carefully but is trying to keep an open mind. So to help her work out who's bent the truth Zoe's organized some beach games to test some gay stereotypes it culminates in wrestling on the beach covered in oil. The guy who fared the best in the Beach Games has won a lunch date with Zoe. The lucky man was Danny. Meanwhile Daniel's arm is troubling him again so is off to hospital again. Zoe and Danny dine on the beach while the other boys look on, she enjoys spending some one on one time with him, and trusts that he is a genuine guy. Zoe reveals that she might possibly have feelings for him, and that if he is lying to her she will never speak to him again. Blondie returns to the beach after his tumble with the diagnosis of a torn muscle prompting Zoe to ask Blondie about his friendship with the other Danny. Next the boys must face an entirely new challenge, shop till you drop. They each must buy Zoe an outfit to wear to dinner, they have a limited budget and time to get it done. They must guess her size and taste. All five tear around town madly shopping, Zoe waits for them at their stunning villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. She tries on each outfit and finally selects her favorite which has been chosen by Alex, he wins a romantic dinner for two, the other boys are going out on the town, to a Gay Bar complete with strippers and trannies. Meanwhile Alex gets a chance to romance Zoe over dinner but there's an unexpected shock in store for her. Alex confesses to Zoe he is gay, that she deserves to know the truth. He instantly feels better and Zoe is grateful. Meanwhile the others are coming out too at Puerto Vallarta's premier gay hotspot. A tough place for gay guys to keep a straight face. Confession time over Alex and Zoe sneak into the gay bar via the back passage. The boys danced long into the night. But Zoe's not ready to relax just yet she was too busy observing their reactions. The next morning the boys learn about their biggest challenge to date, they must deliver a box of chocolates to Zoe, the twist is she's in a luxury yacht and they're in a helicopter. They must jump out of the helicopter and swim to Zoe. The guy must jump from a minimum of 30 feet but if they're feeling brave they can tell the pilot to go higher. They must also write a lovely romantic message on their chocolates. First it was Ben, then Marco, Alex and Danny, finally it was Blondie who got the pilot to go as close to the water as he could. All the guys delivered an anonymous message along with their chocolates to test their way with words. The writer of Zoe's favorite message will join her on the yacht to spend the night. The winning message, "I'll never let your head hit the bed without my hand behind it" came from one of her favorite songs, chosen by Blondie who she chose as the winner. They enjoyed a drink on the deck looking at the sun go down and then a magic night on the yacht. Now it's elimination time, as Zoe must eliminate two guys. One she already knew was gay. So who will she eliminate? Blondie who's arm continues to cause him pain, or someone else who she might have spotted? However, in a change after the final three are chosen, June appears and tells Zoe that one of them is gay.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Cumming

    Narrator

  • Ben

    Himself

  • Danny

    Himself

  • Alex

    Himself

  • June Sarpong

    Host

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  • Notes (5)

    • The title of this episode goes to Alex, who revealed to Zoe that he's actually gay.

    • Alex is the first ever contestant to reveal to the picker, to be actually gay.

    • The final three remain: Marco, Ben and Danny. Now who's straight, who's gay? Find out next episode, when everything comes to an end, and all is revealed.

    • Blondie is eliminated in this episode, but he actually turned out straight! Alex was also obviously eliminated, after he confessed to Zoe about him being gay.

    • This is the penultimate episode of the show.

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