“Looking,” the new HBO series from collaborators Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh that premiered this month, has plenty of sex to keep everyone tuning in each week. It even has a male escort character and ”rentboy.com" subplot that begins in Episode 3 and continues on Feb 9th with Episode 4: Looking for $220 an hour. The actor TJ Linnard plays CJ, an escort with an ad on rentboy.com who becomes involved with the main character Agustin. Episode 4 was partly shot in the rentboy.com booth at the Folsom street festival with real-life rentboys Austin Wolf and Tyler Wolf. Check out the photos below.
The writer/director of Looking, Andrew Haigh, has a long-time interest in rentboys… His first feature film was Greek Pete, A Year in the Life of a Rentboy (2009) about the rentboy London Boy Pete, winner of The International Escort Awards back in 2008.
Check out the Looking “rentboy” episode synopses below:
Looking season 1, episode 3 “Looking at Your Browser History” airing Saturday, February 1 AND Sunday, February 2: “Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez) is fired by Stina (Ann Magnuson) after opining that her chair sculpture is lame, but his outlook on art and life gets a lift when he meets CJ (TJ Linnard), a sex worker.”
Looking season 1, episode 4 “Looking for $220/Hour” airing Sunday, February 9: “Taking a break from working in the office on a Sunday, Patrick and Kevin connect while chatting about relationships, but are interrupted by a call from Kevin’s boyfriend. Later, Agustín, Doris and Dom’s coworker Hugo (Ptolemy Slocum) take in the leather-filled sights of the Folsom Street Fair, and convince Patrick to join them. Dom asks Lynn (Scott Bakula) to lunch, but it’s not clear whether it’s for a date or to talk business. Agustín finds CJ at the Fair’s rentboy.com booth and considers “hiring” him for an art project.”
Actor TJ Linnard plays CJ, an escort on HBO’s Looking, seen above on set inside the rentboy.combooth at Folsom
Austin Wolf and Tyler Wolf on the set of HBO’s LOOKING
HBO’s LOOKING Website
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