'‘The White Lotus’ Gay Sex Scene Explained by Mike

Gay Sex Scene Explained by Mike

SPOILER ALERT: This

interview contains spoilers up to Episode 5 of “The White Lotus,” airing Sundays on HBO

Season 1

of “The White Lotus” left jaws wide open when, at the end of its fourth episode,

But with

the latest second-season episode, Mike White’s HBO series may have topped that (pun intended)

The most

shocking revelation, however, comes when Tanya roams around Quentin’s palazzo late at night and

Speaking with

Variety ahead of the Episode 5 premiere, White said the scene was an “echo” of Bartlett

Both feature

a character walking in on gay sex behind closed doors, and both occur two episodes

“There’s a

pleasure to me as a guy who is gay-ish to make gay sex transgressive

“It’s dirty…

men are having sex and you have this ‘Psycho’ music underneath

White continued:

“I just think transgressive sex is sexier

There’s this

Gothic vibe of walking through a haunted hotel or haunted house and people are

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