The Real Friends of WeHo Cast Teases Shade, Tears and How the Show Is “Breaking New Ground”

In an exclusive E! News sneak peek ahead of the show's Jan. 20 premiere, the cast of MTV's The Real Friends of WeHo tease what to expect and why it's unlike anything else on TV.

By Daniel Trainor Jan 20, 2023 3:00 PMTags

West Hollywood has never seen drama quite like this—and that's saying something. 

In an exclusive sneak peek at MTV's The Real Friends of WeHo—described by the network as "an unfiltered and honest look at a select group of friends living, loving and pursuing their passions in the West Hollywood community"—the show's cast describes what makes the city so unique.

"West Hollywood is like the epicenter of the gay world," celebrity stylist Brad Goreski explains. "It's like six degrees of West Hollywood. Like, I might not know exactly who the people are, but I know people who know people who know people."

That's a lot of people!

Social media influencer Joey Zauzig agrees, calling West Hollywood "a small f--king town," while multi-hyphenate entertainer Todrick Hall says, "If you don't know someone, you know someone who knows someone."

As for what to expect from the show?

"We are breaking new ground here," Brad argues. "You put six gay guys together with cameras around them, there's going to be laughter, there's going to be tears, there's gonna be some shade. So much is going to happen."

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By the looks of it, there's going to be more than just some shade. 

"These a--holes are just trying to do it for a TV show," entertainment news host and entrepreneur Jaymes Vaughan says during a dinner scene. "I'm not going to participate."

(For the record, Jaymes is married to Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett, who Jaymes says "pushes me to be more creative, more adventurous, take bigger risks" in the sneak peek.)

In another heated moment, actor Curtis Hamilton says to Brad, "You're a f--king a--hole," to which Brad responds, "You just asked me this morning to get your sister a bag, Curtis."

Only in West Hollywood.


The Real Friends of WeHo, which also features Buttah Skin CEO Dorión Renaud, premieres Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. on MTV.

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