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'American Gods' Reshot Its Gay Sex Scene To Make It Gayer

Starz's new theological epic is holding absolutely nothing back, as that extended, heated gay sex scene from Sunday night's episode proved.

In fact, showrunner Bryan Fuller had the crew totally reshoot the sex scene to make it even more realistic after seeing the first cut.

The sex scene between a down-on-his-luck salesman named Salim and a taxi-driving djinn (a god in early Arabic religious traditions) might be the most in-depth portrayal of man-on-man sex to reach broadcast television, and that's thanks in large part to Bryan Fuller's commitment to realism.

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Apparently, the first cut of the scene was just not convincing to Fuller, who told Vulture:

I was like, 'OK, unless he has a 12-inch, candy-cane cock and can fuck around corners, his dick's not getting in him. So you guys need to go back and figure out where holes are.'

Fuller, a gay man himself, clearly wanted to make sure the scene was done right. After all, it is one of the most memorable moments from the Neil Gaiman book "American Gods," on which the series is based.

Fuller and his co-showrunner Michael Green both admitted it was one of the most prominent scenes in the book to each of them.

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In the scene, Salim makes a connection with his taxi driver after revealing his life in America is turning out to be much worse than he thought.

After recognizing the driver's eyes are made of fire, he invited him up to his apartment, got a shot of full frontal nudity from the djinn and an extended sex scene that transforms into an other-worldly, supernatural act.

Of course, even though we're only three episodes in, "American Gods" is no stranger to portraying intimately explicit sex scenes. In the pilot episode, we saw the goddess Bilquis legit envelop and absorb a dude she was hooking up with into her vagina.

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Clearly, nothing is off the table in this series!

Citations: Bryan Fuller Demanded a Reshoot of American Gods' Gay Sex Scene Because It Wasn't Gay Enough (Vulture)