Shooting sex scenes for movies and TV is hard work. Just ask Looking heartthrob Murray Bartlett. The Aussie native plays Dom, the mustachioed elder member of the close-knit group of friends at the core of the much-discussed HBO dramedy, and in a recent chat with Butt magazine the actor reveals the behind-the-scenes making of his scorching sex scene with a much-younger neighbor in an early episode of the series but then the conversation takes an even more personal turn.
Have you ever faked an orgasm?
That would be the ultimate test of acting skills for a man, wouldn’t it? I did have to fake one on Looking.
How was that?
I was acting like I was fucking a guy up against a mirror and we were in these like little socks… It’s basically this pouch that you tie around your dick and your balls. We’re pushing against each other and pretending to cum. That was probably the last time I faked an orgasm.
How little was your sock?
How little was the sock? Don’t you mean how big was the sock?
Are you cut or uncut?
That’s something I can’t fake. I’m cut. Are you?
Yeah. My Spidey-senses were tingling…
Am I giving you a ‘cut’ vibe? Or was I saying it with my eyes? Some people seem to have this idea that Australians are uncut.
I thought most Australians were cut.
I know, but I’ve come across this — people thinking that Australians are uncut thing — in New York.
What do you prefer?
I like both. It’s a big world out there. I mean, it’s just a dick… The most important thing is who it’s attached to, right?
We concur. You’ve probably been wondering why Bartlett looks so familiar. Unless you’re a soap opera fan (he appeared on Guiding Light from 2007-09) you likely remember him, sans furry upper lip, as Oliver Spencer, the sexy Aussie who temporarily replaced Stanford as Carrie’s gay bestie on Sex and the City.
Or perhaps you caught him in the torrid 2011 queer romance August.
Looking airs exclusively on HBO Sundays at 10:30 p.m.