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American Gods reshot gay sex scene for more eroticism

American Gods has made quite the impact since it launched a few weeks ago, though arguably the most iconic scene so far occurred on this Sunday’s (May 14) episode.

In ‘Head Full of Snow’, we see Salim (Omid Abtahi) and the Jinn (Mousa Kraish) make passionate love in a New York hotel room.

And while it was a pretty explicit scene, it has now been revealed that the sequence was actually reshot in order to make it more erotic.

“We felt like for Salim, as a man coming from a country that throws you off the top of buildings if you’re gay, a blow job in an alley is probably his only sexual experience,” showrunner Bryan Fuller explained to Vulture of the concept.

“We felt like the djinn, in this romantic gesture, wanted to give him a more intimate sexual experience. We wanted it to be incredibly visual and gorgeous.

“We wanted those things not to be lurid, but to be beautiful and captivating and for heterosexuals to watch the love scene between these two men and not go, ‘Ew’ but go, ‘That’s gorgeous’.”

Revealing that he wanted to show raw gay sex and to challenge heterosexual viewers, they eventually managed to get network Starz on board.

However, the actors largely winged it – both being straight and having never experienced sex with men – and the penises we see were actually created through CGI.

And when the initial rough cuts were sent to Fuller and co-showrunner Michael Green, they wanted more from the scene.

“I was like, ‘OK, unless he has a 12-inch, candy-cane cock and can f**k around corners, his dick’s not getting in him,” Fuller recalled. “So you guys need to go back and figure out where holes are.”

This led to a reshoot, which clearly paid off as it is the passionate and now-iconic scene we saw in the final edit of the episode.

American Gods airs on Starz in the US and Amazon Prime in the UK.

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Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a828389/american-gods-reshot-gay-sex-scene/

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