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Fellow Travelers will premiere October 27

On Paramount Plus with Showtime.

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by Anonymousreply 68September 24, 2023 12:05 AM

Finally, we get a date. This is gonna be awesome.

by Anonymousreply 1August 17, 2023 3:49 PM

Oh we'll all love it but pretend we don't R1!

by Anonymousreply 2August 17, 2023 3:52 PM

Bailey is always terrific.

by Anonymousreply 3August 17, 2023 3:52 PM

[quote]DL will hate every second of it.

As if I give one single fuck.

by Anonymousreply 4August 17, 2023 4:37 PM

r4 = Ron Nyswaner

by Anonymousreply 5August 17, 2023 5:06 PM

^ And the hatred begins.

by Anonymousreply 6August 17, 2023 5:07 PM

Very excited. Looking forward to it!

by Anonymousreply 7August 17, 2023 6:26 PM

Bailey is so hot.

Matt is pretty.

by Anonymousreply 8August 18, 2023 4:34 AM

I hope they get some good love scenes

by Anonymousreply 9August 18, 2023 4:40 AM

Really looking forward to this.

Here is a link to an old DL thread about this series.

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by Anonymousreply 10August 19, 2023 3:34 PM

More photos in this Out Magazine article.

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by Anonymousreply 11August 20, 2023 6:09 PM

Showtime trailer

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by Anonymousreply 12August 20, 2023 6:12 PM

Wish they'd release a longer trailer!

by Anonymousreply 13August 23, 2023 3:33 AM

They will, the clip at r12 is just a release date teaser.

by Anonymousreply 14September 9, 2023 4:51 PM

Great pic at R11. Looking forward to this.

by Anonymousreply 15September 9, 2023 7:04 PM

Will any other streaming sites show it?

by Anonymousreply 16September 9, 2023 7:27 PM

Not in the United States.

by Anonymousreply 17September 9, 2023 7:48 PM

A longer teaser trailer was released several months ago.

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by Anonymousreply 18September 9, 2023 8:53 PM

Looks like seven episodes.

by Anonymousreply 19September 10, 2023 1:39 AM

It’s 8 episodes

by Anonymousreply 20September 11, 2023 3:34 PM

Photo of Matt as an older man from the series. Still handsome.

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by Anonymousreply 21September 16, 2023 1:23 PM

Another promo photo

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by Anonymousreply 22September 16, 2023 1:36 PM

I borrowed the novel from the library but haven’t read it yet.

by Anonymousreply 23September 16, 2023 1:49 PM

Older Matt is a silver fox

by Anonymousreply 24September 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 Anonymousreply 25September 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 Anonymousreply 26September 19, 2023 5:37 AM

Does it have a happy ending? The world is too gloomy for sad endings.

by Anonymousreply 27September 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 Anonymousreply 28September 19, 2023 3:42 PM

New sneak preview up on YouTube

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by Anonymousreply 29September 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 Anonymousreply 30September 19, 2023 8:03 PM

I have to admit that there is something about watching Bailey and Bomer together that is interesting.

by Anonymousreply 31September 19, 2023 8:14 PM

r29 "How MUCH does he want to go to that party?"

by Anonymousreply 32September 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 Anonymousreply 33September 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 Anonymousreply 34September 19, 2023 8:43 PM

Apparently, they won't be shy with the sex scenes

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by Anonymousreply 35September 19, 2023 9:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 36September 19, 2023 9:13 PM

R31 R32

by Anonymousreply 37September 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).

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by Anonymousreply 38September 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 Anonymousreply 39September 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 Anonymousreply 40September 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 Anonymousreply 41September 21, 2023 4:53 AM

I think Bailey and Froy are both hot as hell

by Anonymousreply 42September 21, 2023 6:40 AM

Bailey as Hawkins and Froy as Tim would have worked.

by Anonymousreply 43September 21, 2023 10:15 AM

Have you seen Froy in anything, r43 or r42? (I have not.)

by Anonymousreply 44September 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 Anonymousreply 45September 21, 2023 1:01 PM

Stockard is that you?

by Anonymousreply 46September 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 Anonymousreply 47September 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 Anonymousreply 48September 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 Anonymousreply 49September 21, 2023 3:48 PM

For some reason, when I read the book I thought Tim was blond.

by Anonymousreply 50September 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 Anonymousreply 51September 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 Anonymousreply 52September 21, 2023 3:55 PM

R52-Oh, please. It's the 1950's. "I'm your boy" sounds pretty accurate.

by Anonymousreply 53September 21, 2023 4:33 PM

No it doesn’t.

by Anonymousreply 54September 21, 2023 4:49 PM

R52, Skippy is just his nickname

by Anonymousreply 55September 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 Anonymousreply 56September 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 Anonymousreply 57September 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 Anonymousreply 58September 22, 2023 4:12 AM

New article

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by Anonymousreply 59September 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.

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by Anonymousreply 60September 22, 2023 10:30 AM

Bailey's character dies from AIDS in the book, so thank you, writers, for changing that.

by Anonymousreply 61September 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 Anonymousreply 62September 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 Anonymousreply 63September 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 Anonymousreply 64September 23, 2023 5:25 PM

Who do you think started it?

by Anonymousreply 65September 23, 2023 5:29 PM

R63 is right. The character does NOT die from AIDS

by Anonymousreply 66September 23, 2023 6:30 PM

Bet there won't be much in the way of cocks being shown

by Anonymousreply 67September 23, 2023 8:40 PM

Probably some nice ass shots though

by Anonymousreply 68September 24, 2023 12:05 AM
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