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'Looking' Back: Episode 11, 'Looking Top To Bottom'

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The third episode of Looking’s second season, “Looking Top To Bottom,” was a big step for Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and Kevin (Russell Tovey), but, maybe it’s the Dutch courage talking, it wasn’t my favorite episode.

One of the series’ strengths is the chemistry between the actors. Even though characters came together (at the rugby game, at a breakfast, etc.) they still felt like they were enmeshed in separate stories playing out in proximity to one another, rather than playing off each other and adding dimension. It felt like a transition episode. Since the group started the season off all together, now they’re starting to drift off into their own complications to play out the rest of the season. We'll consider this a set-up chapeter, and hopefully we'll see more overlapping in the coming weeks.

Dive in to some more thoughts on tonight’s episode and share yours, AFTER THE JUMP

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'Looking' Back: Episode 10, 'Looking For Results'

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I'm still sort of baffled by folks who are continuing to be let down by the show's pace. I actually thought last week's episode was uncharacteristically dynamic. But for those who are still somehow inexplicably waiting for Looking to pump some adrenaline into its soft, cinematic rhythm, I hate to break it to you, but tonight's installment feels like much more of a return to season one form.

It was a return in a much more literal sense as well. Episode two of Looking's sophomore season saw the boys back to San Francisco, and back to the complexities of their current situations. 

See more thoughts from tonight's episode, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Russell Tovey Shares His Thoughts on Sex with Jonathan Groff, Rim Jobs, and His 'Well-Received' Ass

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Looking actor Russell Tovey spoke with Chris Azzzopardi at PrideSource, who quizzed him on some of the juicier aspects of the gay-themed HBO series which is set to return next month, specifically the outcome of the Patrick/Kevin/Richie love triangle, and his sex scenes with Jonathan Groff.

Tovey says that because he and Groff are both gay, they've achieved a certain comfort level:

You can do anything; your hands go everywhere, and it's fine. Neither of us at any point feels uncomfortable, and that's why it's so good. We just completely trust each other, and we go for it. Neither of us hold back or feel any pang of responsibility for the other one when it comes to that. We just trust each other on a completely open level. Either of us could go to the other, "Hey, you should put your dick in there."

One of the highlights of that relationship last season for many was the appearance of Tovey's bare ass, which he realizes won't always be the case:

In the future, I imagine myself looking back and going, "God, I had a nice ass. Glad I got that out." If it's there now, I'm getting it out because it's not always gonna look like that. I don't want to hide it. And it's nice that people like it. I've been very lucky. I've grown it myself, and I also have my parents to thank for it being well-received.

Tovey also says that a "rim job" birthday cake he shared on social media may play a part in one of the future episodes: "Ahh, as the season goes on you'll see where that [phrase] comes from."

For more on his coming out, auditions, and his life in San Francisco, head over to PrideSource.

(images via Instagram)

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25 Famous Men Who Brought Muscles, Mustaches, and More to Instagram This Week — PHOTOS

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Scissor Sister Jake Shears and his dog needed some scissors, and Looking's Raul Castillo hung 10 outside of San Francisco with 'Looking' creator Michael Lannan and actor John Johnson.

Murray Bartlett, Joe Manganiello, Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff, Matthew Camp, Aaron Schock, Alex Minsky, Dan Osborne, Robbie Rogers, Frankie J Grande, Derek Theler, Harry Shum Jr, Chris Salvatore, Michael Sam, Brad Goreski, Nick Jonas, Harry Judd, Tom Daley, Tim Schou, Daniel Franzese, Steve Grand, Ronnie Kroell, and Ty Herndon brought their game to Instagram this week.

Find out which GOP politician was spending time with a dance music diva, who was getting drunk on grape juice, and how many mustaches were being rocked for Movember,
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Surfs up. At Ocean Beach with @michaellannan and John Johnson this morning. Good times

A photo posted by Raúl Castillo (@officialraulcastillo) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:24pm PST

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HBO's 'Looking' Pulls the Curtain Off Season 2 with New Behind-the-Scenes Clips: VIDEOS

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Two new clips from Andrew Haigh, Michael Lannan, and the filmmakers behind HBO's Looking take us behind the second season of the San Francisco-based drama starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Raul Castillo, and Russell Tovey which premieres on January 11.

FranzeseBackstage clips offer glimpses of on-set goofiness, kissing between co-stars, drinking in the wilderness, and interviews with Groff, Haigh, Bartlett, Tovey, Lannan, Alvarez, and Castillo.

Lauren Weedman's Doris becomes a bigger part of season 2 and finds (an apparently well-hung) love interest.

Says Haigh: "The fans should expect us going further, digging deeper. It's the show but bigger."

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Earlier this week we also showed you the colorful Season 2 teaser. Watch it HERE. And back in September we posted 17 on-set photos from Season 2's set. Check em out HERE.

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The Cast Of 'Looking' Leathers It Up For The Out100 - PHOTO

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As part of Out Magazine's annual Out100 honors, out gay actors Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett and Russell Tovey of Looking channeled the first Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco circa 1984. The boys seemed to have formed quite a bond working on what Out named the TV show of the year:

Groff and his rowdy band of brothers — [...] Raúl Castillo, Murray Bartlett, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Russell Tovey — taunt and tease and riff off each other like they’ve been playing dress-up together their entire lives. Without missing a beat, Alvarez dubs Groff’s impish attitude “hashtag chapswag,” and the nickname sticks. The show’s creators and many of the crew are queer, but you’d need a cheat sheet to remember who’s not actually gay (Castillo and Alvarez, if you must keep score).


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