Jonny McGovern Is All Gay Every Day
By Frank Doll
“Fans were always asking to know what happens on the set of a Jonny McGovern video,” says Skot Video, the Emmy nominated director of Jonny’s “Somethin’ For the Fellas (That Like The Fellas)” and “Man Areas” music videos. It was while filming “Man Areas” that Skot realized the potential for a full film. “There were so many succulent and sexy gentleman on set doing lots of slutty gay stuff, I figured why not give the fans what they’ve been begging for?”
And so, The Gayest Video Special of All Time was born. The original intent was to air the special on television but the content proved too raunchy.“We filmed this for the fans; to give them a glimpse into a day in the life of an underground superstar. We had to release the DVD independently,” says Skot.
The DVD includes six music videos from Jonny McGovern’s “The Gayest of All Time” album, along with never before seen comedy sketches, uncensored behind-the-scenes access to the “Man Areas” music video and five hilarious clips from Jonny’s podcast. There is also plenty of music, and not only from Jonny, but from Team Pimp members Adam Joseph and drag diva Erickatoure.
“Jonny’s universe is a very inclusive one”, says Skot. “Anyone of any size, color, sexual orientation, hell, even a Republican, can join in and have a good time.”
Jonny “The Gay Pimp” McGovern’s career began in 2003 with Dirty Gay Hits, a collection of hilarious gay themed songs including “Soccer Practice” and “Lookin’ Cute/Feelin’ Cute”. But it was the Internet release of the “Soccer Practice” music video that made Jonny an international phenomenon. The video introduced the world to the colorful antics of Jonny “The Gay Pimp” McGovern and his queer posse, dubbed “Team Pimp”. The music video received over three million downloads and was added to the rotation on MTV Europe and MTV Asia.
The overwhelming success of “Soccer Practice” landed Jonny as a commentary contributor on a variety of VH1 shows including Best Week Ever, Totally Gay, and 40 Dumbest Celebrity Quotes. It also earned him a slot on Comedy Central’s all-gay stand-up show Out on the Edge, hosted by Alan Cumming, which brought him to the attention of Rosie O’Donnell, who cast Jonny as a lead player on her LOGO-TV comedy show, The Big Gay Sketch Show.
In 2007, Jonny unleashed his second solo album, Gays Gone Wild.It was followed with 2008’s Keep it Faggity: The Gay Pimp Remix Project and 2012’s The Gayest of All Time with hits “Dickmatized”, “Sexy Nerd”, “Man Areas”, “#TOTDF” and “The Gayest of All Time”, all included on the new DVD.
The Gayest Video Special of All Time continues Jonny’s journey into the fabulous fairyland where queens rule, glamour is celebrated, every street is a runway and every corner a dance club. Much of the content was made possible from donations to Jonny’s Kick-starter campaign.
The Gayest Video Special of All Time is available for sale now at