ABC cements its place as the most LGBT-friendly network station with its acclaimed new miniseries When We Rise, and people aren't hating the gay scene with Charlie Carver! The four-part series, written by the future ex-husband of a cheating twink diver, covers various milestones in gay history following the Stonewall Riots. Here's the jizz-st: Via NY Times
“When We Rise” begins in post-Stonewall San Francisco, tracing a trio of idealists — people who would not take “social-justice warrior” as an insult — whose lives intersect on and off over five decades.
Cleve Jones (Austin P. McKenzie as a young man, Guy Pearce as an older adult) arrives in the city after coming out at home in Arizona; later, he conceives the Names Project’s AIDS Memorial Quilt. Roma Guy (Emily Skeggs younger, Mary-Louise Parker older) becomes enmeshed in feminist organizing while discovering her own sexuality. After a tour in Vietnam, Ken Jones (Jonathan Majors and Michael K. Williams) returns stateside to work in a military anti-racism program, even as he has to hide his sexual orientation.
Each night highlights a different struggle or accomplishment in the gay community, with the final episode tackling gay marriage. ABC is also the network that gave us all of Jack Falahee's gay sex scenes on How to Get Away With Murder as well as the horny gay cowboys on Nashville and cutie Noah Galvin on The Real O'Neals, so I'm going to go ahead and consider ABC to be an ally.
Back to the batter on your hand, there are indeed some gay scenes on When We Rise, including spit-swapping between seamen Charlie Carver and Jonathan Majors! Curly-haired twinks Austin P. McKinzie and Douglas Smith contribute with a brief lip-lock of their own. Tomorrow brings parts two and three of When We Rise, and hopefully, we'll really have something to rise about in our pants.
P.S: I WOULD say that it's a miracle that James Franco doesn't have anything to do with this project, but I wouldn't be surprised if he snuck onto the set as an extra just to pop his head into the frame for a second. He'll then project the clip onto a pile of dildos while Marina Abramovic pees on his face.