The cancellation of HBO’s “Looking” earlier this year was bad news for us. But at least we’re about to get an explosive finale, with – as series star Jonathan Groff promises – “A lot of sex”.
Looking was a drama series about a group of [mostly] gay friends living in San Francisco. It was often criticized as not having a whole lot of plot – but that was part of its charm, as it presented a slice of life of gay men in America today. Plus, of course, hunky guys having sex.
Alas, the show was cancelled by HBO during its second season, but at least we’re getting a lengthy one-time special, to be aired next year, which will serve as the series finale. In a recent on-stage interview with Broadway World, Groff, who is openly gay, spoke about shooting the finale:
“There’s a lot of sex. I don’t want to say who it was with, but I just shot the most intense sex scene I’ve ever done.
One of the cool things about ‘Looking’ is that after the first season, a lot of people – shockingly, liberal, open artists in New York and L.A. – said they didn’t know that gay people could have sex while facing each other. The show illuminated intimacy in sex [between men] without being porny or salacious.
There’s something special about ‘Looking.’ Not a day has gone by that I haven’t wept. It’s been very emotional [but] great that we get to say goodbye to San Francisco and our characters.”
We can’t wait.
— Looking (@LookingHBO) November 11, 2015
h/t – GayTimes