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Billy Porter is freaking out about his first-ever nude scene, says he may need to take a Valium

“Listen, listen to me. I got that contract and that contract said ‘Nudity Clause,’ and I literally sat and went, ‘Child, they don’t want to see my black ass.’ And I signed it, never thinking in a million years that anybody would call me on it.

These bitches wrote a script where I show my ass!

I have spent my entire career never having been an object of anyone’s affection in anything–until now. I had my first kiss–my first romantic kiss–in anything ever in my life, last season in Episode 8. So, to be turning 50 on September 21, and having a very loving, connected sex scene is sort of blowing my mind.

My nerves are frayed, I’m gonna take a Valium.”Billy Porter speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association about his nude scene on Pose.

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