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Fellow Travelers will premiere October 27
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 24, 2023 12:05 AM|
Finally, we get a date. This is gonna be awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||August 17, 2023 3:49 PM|
Oh we'll all love it but pretend we don't R1!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||August 17, 2023 3:52 PM|
Bailey is always terrific.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||August 17, 2023 3:52 PM|
[quote]DL will hate every second of it.
As if I give one single fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||August 17, 2023 4:37 PM|
r4 = Ron Nyswaner
|by Anonymous||reply 5||August 17, 2023 5:06 PM|
^ And the hatred begins.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||August 17, 2023 5:07 PM|
Very excited. Looking forward to it!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||August 17, 2023 6:26 PM|
Bailey is so hot.
Matt is pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||August 18, 2023 4:34 AM|
I hope they get some good love scenes
|by Anonymous||reply 9||August 18, 2023 4:40 AM|
Really looking forward to this.
Here is a link to an old DL thread about this series.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||August 19, 2023 3:34 PM|
More photos in this Out Magazine article.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||August 20, 2023 6:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||August 20, 2023 6:12 PM|
Wish they'd release a longer trailer!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||August 23, 2023 3:33 AM|
They will, the clip at r12 is just a release date teaser.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 9, 2023 4:51 PM|
Great pic at R11. Looking forward to this.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 9, 2023 7:04 PM|
Will any other streaming sites show it?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 9, 2023 7:27 PM|
Not in the United States.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 9, 2023 7:48 PM|
A longer teaser trailer was released several months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 9, 2023 8:53 PM|
Looks like seven episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 10, 2023 1:39 AM|
It’s 8 episodes
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 11, 2023 3:34 PM|
Photo of Matt as an older man from the series. Still handsome.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 16, 2023 1:23 PM|
Another promo photo
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 16, 2023 1:36 PM|
I borrowed the novel from the library but haven’t read it yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 16, 2023 1:49 PM|
Older Matt is a silver fox
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 16, 2023 5:37 PM|
Thomas Mallon, the author of Fellow Travelers, spent the majority of his life as a rethug. He only left the rethugs in 2016. During the 2016 election he was actively involved in "Scholars and Writers Against Trump," a group of disaffected conservatives.
If we despise the Log Cabin delusional fools, where does Mallon fit?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 16, 2023 5:46 PM|
Sounds like he saw the light. Anyway his book is good. It’s about two men who fall in love and deal with harassment & discrimination against gays in the State Dept during the McCarthy era. It seems the movie is going to progress from there.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 19, 2023 5:37 AM|
Does it have a happy ending? The world is too gloomy for sad endings.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 19, 2023 6:20 AM|
R27, the book doesn't have a happy ending. Not sure if the series will, it appears it won't stick very closely to the book
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 19, 2023 3:42 PM|
New sneak preview up on YouTube
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 19, 2023 8:00 PM|
I'd never read the book until recently. If the series is as good as the book, I'll be happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 19, 2023 8:03 PM|
I have to admit that there is something about watching Bailey and Bomer together that is interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 19, 2023 8:14 PM|
r29 "How MUCH does he want to go to that party?"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 19, 2023 8:38 PM|
Matt Bomer sure makes a lot of films about "Gays of Yesteryear."
Does he ever make any other kind of movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 19, 2023 8:41 PM|
R33: He's an openly gay man in Hollywood so it's not like he has a lot of options.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 19, 2023 8:43 PM|
Apparently, they won't be shy with the sex scenes
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 19, 2023 9:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 19, 2023 9:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 19, 2023 10:44 PM|
The problem I have with the clip is that the Bailey part is so transparently written for a younger actor (the character in the book was 21 or 22) and it looks ridiculous coming from 35 year old Bailey who is not a “boy” by any means.
When the project was announced I thought it was obvious the role would go to Froy (24 then).
Bomer has an odd habit of swallowing his words when he does some roles (he talks fine in real life).
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 21, 2023 2:25 AM|
[quote]The problem I have with the clip is that the Bailey part is so transparently written for a younger actor (the character in the book was 21 or 22) and it looks ridiculous coming from 35 year old Bailey who is not a “boy” by any means.
I didn't want to say it. I was hoping they'd let go of the age difference as a plot device, but the clip made it obvious we're still supposed to find Tim a just-out-of-college newbie. I'm still going to enjoy it. I would not have liked Froy in the Tim role.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 21, 2023 2:34 AM|
If the story has been expanded to cover decades, then the character would only have been young at the beginning.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 21, 2023 3:33 AM|
As someone who has not read the book, I'll just say that I'd much rather see Matt Bomer fondle Jonathan Bailey than Froy any day.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 21, 2023 4:53 AM|
I think Bailey and Froy are both hot as hell
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 21, 2023 6:40 AM|
Bailey as Hawkins and Froy as Tim would have worked.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 21, 2023 10:15 AM|
Have you seen Froy in anything, r43 or r42? (I have not.)
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 21, 2023 12:49 PM|
In the vast majority of productions when casting, being a good actor is usually a smarter bet than being the right age and a limited actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 21, 2023 1:01 PM|
Stockard is that you?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 21, 2023 1:03 PM|
I'm much more interested in seeing Matt and Jonny together than in how faithfully they've interpreted the age difference. Froy? He's a Datalounge character to me, who exists nowhere else in my memory.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 21, 2023 1:09 PM|
Matt and John are a good couple, which is why I’m sure they were cast opposite each other, but they should have aged up the characters if they absolutely wanted Bailey in this role. It looks ridiculous with this mid-30s man with a chest full of hair playing an ingénue.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 21, 2023 1:29 PM|
It was Bomer’s project so they weren’t going to get anyone else to play the main character. He looks good in the previews.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 21, 2023 3:48 PM|
For some reason, when I read the book I thought Tim was blond.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 21, 2023 3:49 PM|
They could have aged up Hawkins (28 in the book) to 40s for Bomer and it would have been fine but they absolutely needed a younger actor if they wanted the same dynamic as in the novel.
The fact that Robbie Rogers produced this and his last project was stuntcasting Harry Styles in My Policeman, I’m not counting on this creative decision to work well.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 21, 2023 3:52 PM|
I love Bomer and will watch this series without question but that clip was just cringey…. “I’m your boy.” Said by an adult man in his mid 30s.
Bailey’s character is named Skippy?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 21, 2023 3:55 PM|
R52-Oh, please. It's the 1950's. "I'm your boy" sounds pretty accurate.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 21, 2023 4:33 PM|
No it doesn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 21, 2023 4:49 PM|
R52, Skippy is just his nickname
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 21, 2023 5:00 PM|
I’m looking forward to watching Bomer and Bailey engage in a wide variety of sex scenes (the article said the writers ran thru every possible sex act they could write into the show). Both of them are good actors and both are hot.
But without context, that dialogue in the clip and the nickname “skippy” came off more silly than sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 21, 2023 5:23 PM|
I believe the series is based on the book, but instead of ending, it follows these characters over several decades. It also introduces a couple of new characters. I’m looking forward to seeing it. Too bad Matt & Jonathan can’t promote it.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 22, 2023 2:43 AM|
[quote]I love Bomer and will watch this series without question but that clip was just cringey…. “I’m your boy.” Said by an adult man in his mid 30s.
Lots of gay partners say that to each other when they're alone, but obviously most, if not all, sweet nothings between lovers are cringe when you see them on the screen. And I don't know why the age thing freaks you out so much, we're all boys underneath the aged exterior.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 22, 2023 4:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 22, 2023 5:34 AM|
[quote] And I don't know why the age thing freaks you out so much, we're all boys underneath the aged exterior.
Oh FFS did you write this show?
It’s obvious Bailey is trying to play him “young” which is why the scene is so cringey. He looks 35 and Bomer looks mid 40s.
The problem with this project is based on the scene showing them in what appears to be the 60s and 70s, is that they look exactly the same as they do in this scene. This may have worked onstage but you just can’t age up like this in television, especially when the actors are already older.
Let’s say this scene is in 1968. Army McCarthy was in 1954. If Bomer’s character was 40 in the 50s scene then he would be 54 in this scene. They look their real ages in this scene, so I’m guessing they kept Bailey as 21 in the Bomer as 28 in the McCarthy era scenes, like in the book.
They really needed to hire younger actors for the 50s scenes if they wanted dot do this multi year concept.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 22, 2023 10:30 AM|
Bailey's character dies from AIDS in the book, so thank you, writers, for changing that.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 22, 2023 1:57 PM|
Yes it was the delivery of “I’m your boy.”
Bomer could deliver the line better. Even though he’s in his mid-40s, I would probably believe it. He’s still a pretty boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 22, 2023 4:51 PM|
R61 I don’t think that’s true? Hawk assumed he did, but he was wrong. Anyway, we don’t know if he eventually dies in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 23, 2023 4:35 PM|
I hesitate to ask this, but did the 🦆ling troll die or something? He would usually be all over this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 23, 2023 5:25 PM|
Who do you think started it?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 23, 2023 5:29 PM|
R63 is right. The character does NOT die from AIDS
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 23, 2023 6:30 PM|
Bet there won't be much in the way of cocks being shown
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 23, 2023 8:40 PM|
Probably some nice ass shots though
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 24, 2023 12:05 AM|