'Da Vinci's Demons': Sex, history, adventure and more sex come to Starz

Cable television has really gotten into the Renaissance over the past few years. "Da Vinci's Demons" follows in the footsteps of "The Tudors" and "The Borgias" by depicting this period of history as laced by high adventure, heightened characters and lots and lots and lots of sex.In this way, the story of Leonardo Da Vinci is a perfect match for Starz.A panel of actors -- Tom Riley (Leonardo Da Vinci), Lara Pulver (Clarice Orsini), Laura Haddock (Lucrezia Donati) and Blake Ritson (Count Riario) -- joined creator/executive producer David S. Goyer to promote "Da Vinci's Demons" at the TCA winter press tour. What was learned from the panel?Da Vinci's sexualityAs any student of popular history knows, there has been a lot of speculation over the years as to the specific orientation of Leonardo's sexuality. Does the TV version follow along that speculation?Kind of. While the trailer Starz aired showed Da Vinci sharing intimacy with (several) women,...



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