Jai Rodriguez's Animal Instincts

Queer Eye culture vulture Jai Rodriguez turns his eye for flair to the animal kingdom with his reality series, Groomer Has It. Plus, Jai lifts the curtain on his long-awaited debut album.

BY Bryan Buss

April 20 2009 12:00 AM ET

When's your album coming out? I heard your song "Broken"
on the Internet and it had a great vocal.

Thanks. I'm releasing a single called "Move." Just shot the
video. It's more of a dance song. Love, love, love
it!

Are you writing any of your own songs?

I did just cowrite a song with Maria Christianson, who wrote
J.Lo's "Waiting for Tonight." It's "Move." We hope to
have the video on Logo soon, and the song on iTunes within the
month.

You moved to L.A. a couple of years back. Are you enjoying
it?

I love it. It's the perfect city for being a TV personality.
Lots of downtime between seasons, which is cool in such a
beautiful city.

What grooming tip would you like to apply to the gays of
West Hollywood?

Now you're trying to get me in trouble. I'll say, sometimes
less is more in terms of styling yourself.

You had very small roles on both
One Life to Live

and
All My Children

. Which did you prefer: Llanview or Pine Valley?

Small?! They were guest-starring roles! I played a father on
AMC.

A GREAT role. And on
OLTL

I played an office manager with a bad temper. I'm not sure
which city I liked more because I haven't watched the shows
since.

What's your upcoming film,
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!

about?

A gay couple who comes out to their parents then tells them
they want to get married and have a family. Lainie Kazan is my
mother in the film, and Vincent Pastore plays my dad. It's a
great cast. Carmen Electra plays my best friend. It's a great
funny film with heart.

Are Rick and Steve really
the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World

? If not, who would you say is?

They definitely are. If not, I'd say me and my BF, Chris.

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