My Name is Asher Lev, and watching Lanigan's Rabbi, with their homoerotic Jewish subtexts. And meeting Aaron, my first Jewish friend, who was gay but didn't know it yet.
He has a crush on his next door neighbor, Melodee (Barbara Rhoades), who dates for a living -- "I'm a great date!" she explains. She's always saying things that sound like sex but really aren't: "Can I borrow some ice? My date threw his back out."
But I was more interested in Lenny's close knit group of childhood buddies (plus a coworker), various personalities and levels of hotness: the nerd Lester (Danny Goldman), the bad boy Vinnie (Greg Antonacci), the hunk Woody (Paul Sylvan), and Allan (Stephen Nations), whom I don't rememer.
There were only 21 episodes, in the spring and fall of 1977. No gay characters, no nudity. You had to be there, just at the brink of "busting loose."
Paul Sylvan also embarked on a musical career, and posed naked and steamy for the cover of this album.
Stephen Nathan was in The First Nudie Musical (1978).
And Adam Arkin has had a long career, with many gay-positive projects, such as East of A (2000) and Kids in America (2005).