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Love, Victor showrunner is already plotting more seasons with more ‘authentic, red-blooded’ sex scenes as Victor grows up

Patrick Kelleher June 25, 2020
The first look clip of Love, Victor has dropped. (Screen capture via YouTube)

The first look clip of Love, Victor has dropped. (Screen capture via YouTube)

Love, Victor showrunner Brian Tanen has said that future seasons of the series will include sex as the titular character grows up.

The Love, Simon spin-off was originally slated to appear on Disney+ but was later moved to Hulu – but Tanen was ultimately happy with the controversial decision.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Tanen said he didn’t make the decision to move the show to Hulu – but said the move would allow them to explore Victor’s sexuality in a more meaningful way.

“I’m thrilled that we’re on Hulu because we want the show to have a very long life,” Tanen said.

Love, Victor will tell stories of ‘adult and sexual experiences’ as the characters grow up.

“As we progress into future seasons, and as our teenagers grow up, these things that make up the fabric of teenage life – including adult and sexual experiences – are just going to be easier to tell on a more adult network like Hulu.”

The showrunner said that LGBT+ characters in TV and film are often “neutered” and rarely get on-screen sexual experiences.

We wanted this character to be a red-blooded American teenager who has these kind of feelings, and eventually will want to act on them.

“They can be the funny sidekick, they can be the best friend, but you rarely see the narrative centre around a gay character having crushes and sexual feelings and sexual experiences.”

But, Tanen said, sexual experiences are a central part of being gay.

“It’s a sexuality, and part of sexuality includes sex. We didn’t want these to just be chaste crushes. We wanted this character to be a red-blooded American teenager who has these kind of feelings, and eventually will want to act on them.”

The show’s writers want to create ‘authentic’ stories that represent LGBT+ teenagers today.

Tanen said that the show’s longevity will depend on the writers being allowed to write “authentic” stories that include “kisses” and “even more” as the characters grow up.

He also said that the writers faced challenges in writing for teenagers.

“Although a number of the writers were gay, our experiences from however many years ago are not the same as the ones teenagers are experiencing now.

“It’s heartening to know that teenagers today are living in a world that’s more inclusive of LGBT+ people. But these are still important stories to tell.”

 

More: Brian Tanen, Hulu, Love Simon, Love Victor

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