Thursday 14 December 2017

Next episode of American Gods features 'the single hottest and most pornographic gay sex scene ever'

American Gods
American Gods
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Just two episodes in and Amazon's new series American Gods is garnering praise for pushing boundaries.

The first episode of the series, which is based on Neil Gaiman's 2001 fantasy novel, featured a sex scene in which a goddess devoured a man (and not with her mouth) while the upcoming third episode features what New York Times writer Abraham Riesman describes as "the single hottest and most pornographic gay sex scene ever put on mainstream television."

Gaiman himself has expressed surprise that the sex scene will play out in its full glory on the small screen.

Speaking to Vice, he said, "But then I'm watching it and I appear to be watching the best gay porn I've ever watched.  My sampling of gay porn is basically just this, but I'm watching it and I can't believe they're doing it.  You feel like boundaries are being pushed, and that makes me very proud."

The Huffington Post has revealed that the scene will play out between young Muslim New Yorker Omid Abtahi's Salim and a jinn (spiritual messenger) called Mousa Kraish.

Writer and director Bryan Fuller, meanwhile, described it as "a wonderful metaphor for a religious experience."

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