With Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis locked up in a Florida on tax evasion charges, there is a vacuum in the “Gone Wild” universe.  Never fear!  Scandalously self-proclaimed “Gay Pimp” Jonny McGovern is set to take over the reigns with his unique patented brand of wild summer fun. 

Gays Gone Wild follows in the tradition of Jonny’s past underground solo hits Soccer Practice and Lookin’ Cute, Feelin’ Cute.  However, this summer’s album pushes the filthy envelope further than ever before with a more polished sound and superior musicianship. 
   
By incorporating booty bass, house and even hip hop and R&B beats – two genres often associated as anti-gay – Jonny hopes to spark a gay positive music revolution.  In fact, he calls Gays Gone Wild "the gayest record ever made" and he may be right. 

Between his outrageously gay music, his infamously popular weekly pod cast “Gay Pippin’ with Jonny McGovern," his crazy-cool exclusive parties and post-fabulous entourage of trannies, weirdoes, and go-go boys, or as a member of the cast of Logos Big Gay Comedy Show (which has been renewed for another season), McGovern certainly seems to be well on his way to big gay domination of every form of media. 

The Gay Pimp himself took some time from his busy pimp schedule to talk to O&AN during an exclusive phone interview.  For more information on the Gay Pimp or his new album visit www.gaypimp.com or www.myspace.com/jonnymcgovern.  

O&AN:  It seemed like you made your adoring fans wait forever for this album.  Not that it was not well worth the wait, but why did it take so long?

Gay Pimp:  I had been working on GGW for almost two years in bits and pieces, baby!  My main producer moved out of New York so for a while I was trying to figure out who I was going to continue on with on the project.  Without a producer around it can be hard to create a new sound or figure out where you want to go so I was just writing things a little here and there.  

O&AN:  How did you manage to break out of that slump?

Gay Pimp:  I finally hooked up with a high-class producer named Adam Joseph through a few people and we started working together and it really started to click.  There was a club here called Spirit and they made me their guest creative director for a few months, so I decided to make a bunch of songs for friends of mine who had been backing me up over the past two years while I promoted Dirty Gay Hits. That process really got me re-inspired and I get back to work on my own record again.

O&AN:  What are the biggest changes in your sound and style since Dirty Gay Hits?

Gay Pimp:  Dirty Gay Hits was written and recorded in a hot minute!  This time I was working with producers who really knew music, baby!  I can hear in my head what I want it to sound like but it really helped to have people who could relate to the kind of booty grinding R&B direction I wanted. 

A lot of the tracks were written during the time I was producing shows for others and so the music has a ton of inspiration from New York night life that shows through.  I wanted to make the gayest party record ever and I’m convinced I did it.

O&AN:  Did you ever imagine you would be where you are now as one of the most popular and in-demand out performers in the country?

Gay Pimp:  My plan from all the way back before I was The Ricki Lake Show correspondent was gay world domination one step at a time.  I think I’m well on my way, but I’m not done by a long shot!  I gonna keep pushing it and pumping it harder and harder until everybody knows who The Gay Pimp Daddy is! Just watch! Soon Logo will be called The Gay Pimp Network!

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