Arch, ironic, and jam-packed with knowing jokes steeped in gay culture, this game show is lots of fun for those with a fondness for everything LGBTQ. Some of the best gags are to be found in the witty captions that accompany the introduction of hosts and guests: The first time we meet host Matt Rogers, the caption tells us "Dumped by Dave in 2012," while Dave Mizzoni's chyron reads "Doesn't remember dating Matt!" Scandal! After we make the acquaintance of the hosts, we then meet the celebrity life lines ("life partners" in the Gayme Show parlance): one male "wise queer" and one "woman who gets it," followed by two male contestants gamely willing to undergo a series of ridiculous challenges in the hopes of being named "gay as f--k" and honorary "queen of the straights."
Said ridiculous challenges vary with each episode, though they always start with a series of three photos that display the "essence of a celebrity." After that, contestants get a wild card challenge (on one episode, a dance performance is titled "Notice me, father"; in another, contestants perform an "archaeological dig" for "ancient gay culture," like a brick from the Stonewall Bar) before the final round, "Make an entrance," during which contestants must come out with a short performance in any persona of their choosing, from a Cabaret-style jazz baby to an ebullient Santa. If this all sounds like a bunch of crazy nonsense, it is -- but it's also gloriously goofy fun. Everyone wins with this joyful, silly look at gay culture.