The showrunner for Fellow Travelers has opened up about the two rules for Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer’s sex scenes. In October, LGBTQIA+ TV enthusiasts will finally be treated to the highly anticipated limited series.
Based on Thomas Mallon’s novel of the same name, the show is described as “an epic love story and political thriller, chronicling the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington.” Bailey is set to play Tim Laughlin, a “young man brimming with idealism and religious faith” who is optimistic about a post-WWII world.
His life changes when he meets Bomer’s character, Hawkins Fuller, who “maintains a financially rewarding, behind-the-scenes” political career.
The official synopsis adds: “They begin a romance just as Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn declare war on “subversives and sexual deviants,” initiating one of the darkest periods in 20th-century American history. “Over the course of four decades, we follow our five main characters – Hawk, Tim, Marcus Lucy, and Frankie – as they cross paths through the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 1970s and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, while facing obstacles in the world and in themselves.” With the Fellow Travelers premiere right around the corner, showrunner Ron Nyswaner spilt some new behind-scenes tea to Entertainment Weekly – including the two rules for Bomer and Bailey’s sex scenes.