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HBO’s “LOOKING” Actor Russell Tovey: “”I feel like I could have been really effeminate” – Could have?

Tovey is  Queen


“I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I’d have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path. Because it’s probably given me the unique quality that people think I have. I get told, a lot, that I’m kind of carving my own path. That there are not many actors who are out and are able to play straight, and gay, and everyone’s OK with it.” – Looking star Russell Tovey, speaking to he Guardian..

Could have?  Come off it Tovey you are definitely not the butchest gay in the village.


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There’s more out there in the all new season of the hit HBO series LOOKING starring Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez.

LOOKING focuses on current gay life in the Bay Area and on themes that everyone, gay and straight, can relate to: falling in love, finding professional fulfillment, forging an identity in a complicated world, and searching for happiness.

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Don’t miss the Looking – Season 2 premiere Sunday, January 11th at 10pm/9pm Central, only on HBO.

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

LOOKING handjob

“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.

The Overlooked Gay Subplots Of The Most Un-watched Show of the Television Season “Dracula”

Gay Dracula

While everyone was all excited and then yawning in tandem over HBO’s anticipated gay snoozefest “Looking”,  NBC’s low rated prime-time television series Dracula has been featuring not one, but two gay plot-lines this season.

Set in repressed Victorian England the shows created by Cole Haddon and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers has shown an impressive appetite for the dynamics of sex both straight and gay.

The show spends as much time in the plush and elaborate manses of London’s elite as it does in the city’s underworld. When Dracula, living under the assumed identity of an American businessman named Alexander Grayson discovers that his competitor Lord Laurent (Anthony Howell) is having a closeted gay love affair with Daniel Davenport (Lewis Rainer), a business partner’s son, he finds out the location of the private gay club they frequent and shows up to threaten them with blackmail. Before he utters a word, though, Dracula walks up to Daniel and kisses him. “The kiss wasn’t scripted. That was a decision Jonathan Rhys Meyers made as an actor.”

Another gay subplot (and I use “gay” as all encompassing of LGBT) is  is the unrequited love Lucy Westenra (Katie McGrath) has for her best friend Mina. McGrath’s performance is both stunning and almost painful to watch because from the moment Lucy lovingly glances at Mina, it’s clear there’s no way she can win.

If you have a chance to catch “Dracula” on Hulu or Netflix give it a chance.  There may not be any park setting handjobs (THANK GOD) but with Jonathan Rhys Meyers shirtless, hot Victorian era men gay sex and even some female wresting thrown in it just shows how badly Looking sucks.