Straight Comedian Barry Rothbart Explains His Job Filming Gay Nudists (Podcast)

Rothbart didn’t realize he would also have to be nude

Last Updated: January 27, 2018 @ 9:15 AM

Barry Rothbart, an actor-comedian and the creator of “Downward Dog,” took a job as a videographer a few years ago at a nudist colony for gay men over 50. There was one thing Rothbart, who is heterosexual, didn’t realize when he took the job:

He would have to be nude, too.

Rothbart joins us on the latest “Shoot This Now” podcast to talk about what he learned from his time in the Poconos with 800 older gay men. Each week, Matt Donnelly and I talk about a different story we’d love to see made into a movie.

Rothbart’s account — which he first shared on Dan Savage’s brilliant “Hot Mic” podcast — has lots of awkward comedic moments, but heartfelt ones, too.

The nude buffet line was eye-opening.

Rothbart also talked about the one accessory all the nudists had to wear.┬áThe guy who sold it was named “Bearman.”

Be sure to check out Rothbart’s own podcast, “Get High and Save the World,” debuting next Wednesday.

In the meantime, you can find his episode of “Shoot This Now” here

or on iTunes

Or below:


And check out Rothbart’s full story, uninterrupted, on Dan Savage’s “Hot Mic” podcast.

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We love you all. Thanks again to Barry Rothbart for tolerating our silly questions.