Since I started as a guest blogger for Tourisme Montréal back in March of 2009, I have made more than 30 videos that help you, the traveler, have an authentic Montréal experience.
Some of these videos were less then successful (ex: There is a little space for everyone). But overall, I’ve received a combined total of more than 40 000 views for my videos alone. Not braggin’ here. But I must have done something right along the way.
Here are my seven favourite videos, and why they have become special to me.
- Drag Queen Makeover (Extended version with Mado Interview)From the very beginning I had the idea for a Drag Queen Makeover. I contacted Mado, and after a few weeks of trying to find a date that would work, I finally got my opportunity. I was nervous and excited, but Mado and Miss Butterfly were warmly welcoming.
I learned an important thing that night – should my gig as a blogger ever fail me, female impersonation could be a viable career option.
- Hot Lesbian (Haircut) ActionJJ Levine has been cutting my hair for almost two years now. When I proposed a video to her, she was pretty much open to anything, so I whipped out a wig and unleashed my alter ego, ‘Debbie’ – the sexually frustrated lesbian.
Deep down JJ really liked it.
- Gay Cam does the Gay Village (or Daniel’s Gift to Google)There was a lot of buzz around the city when the google car was roaming les rues for their street-view feature. It seemed only natural that they might encounter difficulties filming in the village, as the street is closed to traffic in the summer. I took matters into my own hands.
It was at this point in my life that I kissed my dignity goodbye.
- Montréal Gay Village 101Apart from my intro clip, this was the first video I made for my Montréal travel blog. The goal was to have a bit of fun. Two of my besties, Pascal and Alex, brought some energy and giggles to the sunny April afternoon.
My fave part will always be the ‘slow motion starfish.’
- Montréal… The Poor Gay’s EuropeThis was another video where friend participation was crucial. One of the reasons I moved to Montréal was because of the European flare. I wanted to highlight this in a quick way that might elicit a smile.
Hopefully it will inspire you to come to Montréal and find yourself a big baguette.
- A Village Culinary TourThe Gay Village is an obvious choice for LGBT travelers. But for anyone with a sense of adventure, gay or straight, it would be a big mistake to visit Montréal and not stop in the village. There are tons of affordable and delicious eating options. I show you were you can get a guaranteed French kiss. What could be sweeter?
- Gay Pride in Montréal: A BIG Public Service AnnouncementI had a very specific message to get across: Montréal has two LGBT summer festivals (Divers/Cité and Célébrations). But how do I make rather dry information a bit more fun? I needed to make it interesting.
So I took off my clothes.