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Gay sex! Now we’ve got your attention, Special star Ryan O’Connell says season two is going to show a lot more of it

Patrick Kelleher May 21, 2020
Special: Season two of the hit Netflix show will have 'a lot more gay sex'

Ryan O’Connell is the star of Netflix comedy Special (YouTube/Netflix)

Season two of the Netflix series Special will have “a lot more gay sex”, according to its creator Ryan O’Connell.

Special is based on O’Connell’s own life as a gay man with cerebral palsy. Its first season was released last year on the streaming platform to critical acclaim.

The series was also praised for its frank depiction of gay sex – and fans have a lot more of it to look forward to, according to Ryan O’Connell.

Special creator Ryan O’Connell is ‘frustrated’ more television shows don’t depict gay sex.

“I remember when I started having sex when I was 17 — not to brag — I didn’t know anything about anal sex at all,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“I went to Barnes & Noble and got this book called Anal Pleasure and Health that was for straight people. L-O-actual-L… For like three months, I thought you could only have sex on your stomach.”

I’ve had to suffer through so many straight sex scenes and now everyone else has to pay.

O’Connell also said he is “frustrated” that more television shows don’t depict gay sex.

“I think anything that still has a stigma attached to it just naturally excites me,” he said.

“I think there shouldn’t be any of that, especially with gay sex.

“I’ve had to suffer through so many straight sex scenes and now everyone else has to pay.”

Season two of the hit Netflix series has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the second season of Special, but O’Connell has confirmed that it won’t be coming anytime soon.

They had filmed just four of eight episodes when the coronavirus pandemic shut down production, meaning the series has been delayed.

The 33-year-old also opened up about the challenge in getting a television series picked up in Hollywood, saying “the stars need to f**king align” for it to happen.

“It’s such a weird business,” he said.

“It sometimes feels like you’re working in a vacuum,” he added.

“There’s some people who sell three shows a year and then write the pilots and they never get picked up to series and you’re like, ‘Is anything I do real?'”

 

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