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Here’s what it was like to film TV’s most hardcore gay sex scene

“We kind of winged it. We kind of loosely talked about it, and as actors, you talk about your comfort zone and ‘This is what I’m comfortable with and within these parameters, I’ll give you 110 percent.’ Then the director would be like, ‘Action,’ and you would have four orgasms, expecting a cut after any one of those, and it just didn’t happen.”American Gods actor Omid Abtahi to Vulture, describing what it was like to film what’s being billed as the “most hardcore gay sex scene” to appear on mainstream television. “This felt like an action movie,” Mousa Kraish, Abtahi’s scene partner, added. “We wanted it to be real and we both wanted it to be about two men who are in love with one another.”

Here are the two characters meeting in a taxi cab in Sunday night’s episode: