‘Fellow Travelers’ creator Ron Nyswaner revealed he wanted the show to be hot, saucy, and kinky — especially between the two leads Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey — that “straight men will want to have gay sex.”
Nyswaner revealed this in an interview with Gay Times. “I haven’t yet met a straight man who’s said ‘now I want to go out and have gay sex’ but [ . . . ] that was the goal.”
Indeed, ‘Fellow Travelers’ has been making waves in the entertainment industry as the Showtime short historical and political series continuously delivers realistic but still saucy sequences of the leads’ sub-dom dynamic.
“I actually had a screening with some straight friends of mine who love TV and I asked them, ‘So, what about the sex?” My friend Mike said, ‘The first couple of scenes, yes, it’s unusual for me. I felt a little strange. Then, the story takes over and you just care about these guys, you want them to be together, and that’s all you’re thinking about,” Nyswaner shared.
Asked about how he feels when the press and headlines focus on the sex scenes while ignoring other major plot points, Nyswaner said he didn’t mind. “We certainly embrace the sex in the show.” He furthered that he wanted “sex to be powerful in ‘Fellow Travelers’ because I believe it is a really powerful part of the gay experience.”