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LOOKING Star Jonathan Groff Explains The Symbolism Of The Handjob Scene In The First Episode

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“I feel like that scene is incredibly symbolic in ways about the show but also for the character Patrick, where he’s for the first time stepping outside the comfort zone in his life and trying to go deeper, ask questions, break patterns, and also figure out where he fits in the gay community. If he wants to hook up with people and sort of have an openness about his sexuality, or now that there’s marriage, if he wants a boyfriend, and just settle down. Just about what he’s looking for in that arena. He’s looking for that and also looking to see where he fits in the world as a whole.” – Jonathan Groff, when asked about the anonymous handjob in the park scene in an interview with SiriusXM Progress‘s Michelangelo Signorile

I never realized a handjob could have such meaning!

Jonathan.  Sometimes a handjob is just a handjob.

But in Looking’s case it was more like a waste of video.

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Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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