Jonathan Groff Reveals Unbelievably Intimate Details Of Shooting Sex Scenes On “Looking”

Ok, so let’s get this out of the way first — Jonathan Groff had to wear an “anal cover” while shooting a sex scene for Looking.

And not just any sex scene, but one in which he gets his ass licked.

Which is just bizarre to think about.

But not nearly as bizarre as this video of him talking about it from Variety.

Let’s break it down.

We get some product placement right off the bat which, fine, we’ve all got to find a pay day somewhere.

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Next we’re shown some behind the scenes quick-cuts that tell us how exclusive and fun this little soiree is, as evidenced by the upbeat video game music in the background.

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Cool party guys. Look, HBO stars! But we’ll get back to them in a minute.

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First lets check out this table of Variety magazines. That Carrie Mathison, she so cray.

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Then some more cocktail chat, some photo shoot action, and finally we have our esteemed panel.

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Except the only thing they discuss in the clip is Jonathan’s ass licking apparatus. Like, really the only thing.

Which makes it baffling that the subject of the entire story, the part where Jonathan says he got his, “ass licked” is bleeped out!

So here’s a fully produced, corporate sponsored clip all about a subject that is apparently too risque to even say.

That being said, Jonathan can talk about his ass as long as he’d like and we won’t complain. Here’s the clip:

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  • Cam

    Although I had some problems with the show, I absolutely LOVE the fact that it is on so that we CAN argue about a show with a fully gay focus.

    I despise the character of his best friend, but again, I’m so glad that HBO is actually putting a gay show out there so we CAN fight about who likes the guy and who doesn’t.

    I hope Groff’s character doesn’t play so naive in the next season but am very very happy that they renewed the show.

    Now back to Groff’s ass……

  • Javier

    @Cam: What didn’t you like about the show?

  • Cam


    I thought that Groff’s character was written as if he was a much younger guy new to the city. They had him come off as extremely inexperienced and Naive (Or maybe that is just how he was played) when in fact he had been out and living in SF for a decade.

    His best friend was just repellent. And overall we were told that they were friends but we were never really provided any reasons or shown WHY. We were constantly shown his friend basically being an awful person. And even had Groff saying that they friend ALWAYS puts down anybody he dates, but again, we were never shown anything that gave us a reason why Groff and he were still friends.

    But again, these are things I didn’t like within the show that I was very glad was on TV. I mean I liked the storyline about the restaurant, I liked the storyline with his boss even though I hated that he messed up and slept with him, and I’m wondering just how many dramatic blow-up’s Groff will have with the new boyfriend before they settle down or never see each other again. :)

  • ingyaom

    Still not quite sure what this “anal cover” is, though “dick sock” I get.

  • john sitges

    He says ‘anal cover’. I hear ‘butt plug’.

  • Cam

    @john sitges:

    Can you imagine how thorough his shower was that day knowing he had a scene coming up where somebody’s face was going to be down there? LOL

  • stvrsnbrgr

    Yes, thank god for anal covers and dick socks so that we can have authentic gay characters on tv to cheer… Because being a fully functioning human being isn’t enough? I’m a fan of JG, but nothing I have ever read about ‘Looking’ has made me want to actually sit down and watch it. And after this article, I’m probably done reading about it, too.

  • Kieran

    @john sitges: I agree, anal cover is a nice way of saying they had him on the set in a butt plug.

  • Oscar Raymundo

    Wow, a roundtable with HBO stars and all the magazine covers are from AMC, Showtimes shows… an integrated marketing manager is getting fired…

  • Cam

    @Oscar Raymundo:

    Totally missed that! LOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Mezaien

    Is this supposed to be a good show??.

  • alterego1980

    @stvrsnbrgr: I continue to be puzzled by people who put the show down and complain about it without actually seeing an episode. I am continually disappointed by the visceral and nasty reactions with no basis. If you told me you gave it an honest chance and it wasn’t for you, your opinion would carry more weight (more than zero). I happened to enjoy the show and think JG is completely “adorkable”, but I will respect anyone’s opinion as long as it’s somewhat rational.

  • michael mellor

    Why should I watch a show containing stereotypes who engage in fake sex?

  • ChgoReason

    @Mezaien: It is a fantastic show in actuality. It’s a show about three gay guys living in a big city, but without the A-List drama. It’s a show that invests in character development building up to the question, what am I “looking” for?

  • jasentylar

    @michael mellor: why should it be real sex? That’s another show on HBO. This is acting

  • Ben Dover

    @michael mellor: “Why should I watch a show containing stereotypes who engage in fake sex?”

    @jasentylar: “That’s another show on HBO.”

    Yes! – I can’t figure out why “Game of Thrones” is popular either!

  • JennyFromdabloc

    @ChgoReason: I agree. None of the A-List drama. Instead, more of the mundane day to day of real life.

    Side bar: Key & Peele = HILARIOUS! Love that show. Their bit on homophobia in the office is priceless.

  • lykeitiz

    Could any more print be thrown toward these 8 episodes of boring drek? Yes, there’s a new gay show (yay)! What ever happened to the pom-pom’s from the set of “The New Normal”? Isn’t it more important to have a reason for a parade before actually having the parade? Funny how the comments section was shut off on the article where some hack declared Groff the “gay of the century”. Enough already. Those 8 episodes, and his character, are as complex as a Christmas fireplace loop DVD.


    Not sure that is what people mean when they advise one to “cover your butt” :p

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