Words: Alastair James; pictures: Bravo and HBO
The White Lotus star Lukas Gage has been passionately advocating for more rimming scenes on late-night TV and thinks that "ass-eating needs to be talked about more"...
The actor, who you may recognise as the guy from the viral video where he's judged on his Zoom background during an audition, or from his roles in Euphoria and the aforementioned White Lotus, was certainly not being shy with his opinions.
In the HBO comedy-drama, Lukas, who plays Dillon, is seen having his salad tossed by Murray Bartlett's character, Armond in a steamy romp.
"Let's have some ass-eating"
Making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live (WWHL) with Andy Cohen Lukas was asked about the scene by a viewer - specifically, just how awkward it was to film.
As "a natural blonde" he reveals there was no need for any trimming or exfoliating as he's naturally "a little smoother". He then confirms the idea to shake up the scene was his idea.
"I thought we should normalise rimming. I think that, like, ass-eating needs to be talked about more. In the script, it was sex, and we've seen sex on TV. Let's have some ass-eating."
Previously, Lukas' scene partner, Murray Bartlett, also discussed the scene and the decision to switch it up from what was scripted to what we were all treated to.
Speaking to Digital Spy in June, former Looking star Bartlett said: "It felt right in terms of the shock value. And it felt great in terms of: 'Let’s show something that is a natural part of sex for a lot of queer people.'
"It serves the scene in such a great way," adding "we just played".
Elsewhere on WWHL, Lukas let us know his thoughts on threesomes - "Love a threesome, No notes."
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