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Ryan O’Connell Talks About the Importance of Realistic Gay Love Scenes in Entertainment

June 10, 2020

“I was writing Special, and I don’t mind making people uncomfortable. That was sort of the point. I have suffered through so many, like, stupid straight sex scenes. It’s your turn now, honey, buckle up”.

Ryan O’Connell, writer and star of Stage 13 and Netflix’s Special, explains why it’s important to have not only gay sex scenes, but realistic gay sex scenes in film and TV. He explains that other LGBTQ content may have sex in it – but what’s missing? The uncomfortable realness? The awkward pleasure?

Enough with the “shameful and forbidden-ness” tone of these scenes. Read more of what Ryan had to say!

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