'Looking's O-T Fagbenle: HBO series looks 'beyond people's sexual preferences'

There's a lot resting on the shoulders of "Looking," HBO's new series about three gay friends navigating life in San Francisco. The show, starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett, has, because of its subject matter alone, been given the mantle of being the new gay show. But as star O-T Fagbenle tells Zap2it the show hopes to look beyond its characters sexuality and, instead, examine them as humans. Fagbenle stars as Frank, Augistin's (Alvarez) boyfriend who convinces him to move in to his Oakland apartment. In anticipation of the show's debut, on Sunday (Jan. 19), we spoke with the actor about a wide range of topics including those pesky "Girls" comparisons, the aforementioned pressure placed on the show and whether we should be worried about poor Frank. (Slight spoiler: Augustin doesn't seem too into the domestic life.) What follows is our full Q-and-A with Fagbenle. Zap2it: Congratulations on the big Los Angeles...


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