Charlie Carver , the actor known for his work on TV’s Teen Wolf and The Leftovers , announced that he is gay in a heartfelt essay posted to Instagram on Monday. Carver has played several gay characters but hadn’t publicly commented on his sexuality until now, and he wrote in a series of five posts that he was inspired by the message, "Be who you needed when you were younger." Pt 1: "Be who you needed when you were younger". About a year ago, I saw this photo while casually scrolling through my Instagram one morning. I’m not one for inspirational quotes, particularly ones attributed to "Mx Anonymous"- something mean in me rebukes the pithiness of proverbs, choosing to judge them as trite instead of possibly-generally-wise, resonant, or helpful. And in the case of the good ol’ Anonymous kind, I felt that there was something to be said for the missing context. Who wrote or said the damn words? Why? And to/for who in particular? Nonetheless, I screen-capped the picture and saved it. It struck me for some reason, finding itself likeable enough to join the ranks of the "favorites" album on my phone. I’d see it there almost daily, a small version of it next to my other "favorites"; I’d see it every time I checked into the gym, pulled up a picture of my insurance cards, my driver’s license.... Important Documents. And over the course of about-a-year, it became clear why the inspirational photo had called out to me. As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. I knew I wanted to be a lot of things! I thought I wanted to be a painter, a soccer player, a stegosaurus... But the acting thing stuck. It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract "knowing" grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: "I am gay". I said them to myself at first, to see how they felt. They rang true, and I hated myself for them. I was twelve. It would take me a few years before I could repeat them to anyone else, in the meantime turning the phrase over and over in my mouth until I felt comfortable and sure enough to let the words pour out again, this time to my family... A photo posted by Charlie Carver (@charliecarver) on Jan 11, 2016 at 2:14pm PST Read more at EW.com .
This summer, Kevin Bacon released a mock PSA calling on Hollywoods male actors to free [their] bacon. And by bacon, he clarified, I mean your wiener, your balls, and your butt. It was a gentle ribbing of the fact that show business is still more comfortable asking women to disrobe than men. In 2015, that norm quietly began to budge, though not as wantonly as Bacon recommended. This fall, Chris Zylka and Christopher Eccleston stripped down in different episodes of HBOs The Leftovers. Ben Daniels used his bare penis in an act of aggression on Flesh and Bone . Outlander s Tobias Menzies didnt bother with a modesty pouch. Sense8, Shameless, Togetherness, The Affair , Black Sails , and Penny Dreadful all featured men who bared it all. While there are more instances than ever to point to this year, male nudity has certainly existed in previous decades on premium cable, the only on-air platform where full-frontal is allowed. Shows like HBOs Oz, Boardwalk Empire, Sex and the City, Starz's Spartacus, and Showtimes Weeds have gradually been destigmatizing onscreen male genitalia. Read More...
If we could, wed preface this list of the six best TV opening credits sequences of 2015 with an opening credits sequence of our own. But well leave it to the pros, who, using the right mix of music and imagery, successfully made these intros deliver the mood, tone, and the plot to come. Below,... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/IGIviK_diiM/6-best-opening-tv-credits-you-didnt-want-skip-2015
You get one more season to watch Justin Theroux on your TV screen (until he finds another project). That's right, The Leftovers is ending. HBO announced the drama from Damon Lindelof and Tom... Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/723075/the-leftovers-is-ending-pour-one-out-for-justin-theroux-s-hbo-drama?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews
HBO has given a third-season order to The Leftovers but that will be the supernatural dramas final run. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrottas book, The Leftovers went through a creative makeover for Season 2, which has been well received, despite the lack of recognition by the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes. (The series recentlyreceived a WGA Award nomination for its second season.) Read More.... http://deadline.com/2015/12/the-leftovers-renewed-season-3-final-hbo-1201664741/
Many have praised the second season of The Leftovers as a major departure from the bleak, apocalyptic vibe of the series first but if anyone was still paying for past sins in the second round, it was Justin Theroux s embattled police chief Kevin Garvey. At the top of the season, Garvey and girlfriend Nora ( Carrie Coon ) flee their native Mapleton, N.J. for the warm waters of Jardin, Texas, a town that suffered no population loss in an eventthat saw 1.9 million people around the world vanished into thin air. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/justin-theroux-on-the-leftovers-exquisitely-painful-second-season/
It's still unclear whether The Leftovers , which aired its season-two finale last night, will get picked up by HBO for a third season. Until the final verdict comes in, let Justin Theroux, best TV crier of 2015, soothe you with all of his beautiful tears. If there's one thing Leftovers watchers know for sure in this life, it's that when Justin cries, we cry. Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/justin-theroux-tears-the-leftovers.html
"If we get to do more, Im going to try not to f it up," says the showrunner. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/nf22gC7VwDU/story01.htm
Many spoilers ahead for season two of The Leftovers. With a heavy sob from our weary protagonist, the fiercely praised second and possibly final season of The Leftovers ended on one of the most tender, breathtaking scenes in recent TV memory. The HBO series navigated loss and grief with great emotional precision in its second year and took wild narrative gambles, many of which sprung from the fact that The Leftovers operates as an allegory for religion on almost every level. In an interview with Variety , show creator Damon Lindelof credits religious scholar and Leftovers consulting producer Reza Aslan with not only informing this seasons spiritual subtext, but directly influencing how the story took shape. (It was Aslan, for example, who pointed out to Lindelof that Kevin Garvey should be a shaman , not a prophet, as the show had identified him in season one.) Vulture caught Aslan by phone on his way to Haiti to talk about how Kevin keeps dodging death, radicalism, and why The Leftovers is the only show to get religion right. (Read our previous interviews with Aslan here and here .) Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/the-leftovers-season-two-finale-questions-reza-aslan.html
Alan talks to Damon Lindelof about the incredible second season of "The Leftovers," the chances of getting a third, making Liv Tyler scary, and a lot more. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/damon-lindelof-on-the-leftovers-im-fighting-for-the-life-of-the-show