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“Hung” star Thomas Jane: “I feel very proud of the fact that I still have one of the longest gay kisses in screen history.”

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/photopost/data/2555/ThomasJane-Hung.jpgAnyone who has ever seen Thomas Jane’s make-out scene with Vincent D’Onofrio in the film The Velocity of Gary knows that the Hung star is not afraid to take on a gay role.

But he raised a few eyebrows recently when he chatted with Vulture about his series Hung, and said: “I told HBO, the year I end up with a penis in my mouth is the last year of the show.”

Vulture caught up with Jane this week and he was eager to clarify things: “Of course, everything I said was meant in good humor, good fun. You know, I’m a fan of the gay community, just because I’ve grown up in Hollywood around them, I have family members who are gay, really good friends, co-workers, a lot of the writers on Hung are gay, so it’s amusing to think, obviously I would never be able to tell HBO what to do, or the writers how to write the character. But for me, it’s an expression of what I find interesting about the show.”

He points out that his male prostitute character of Ray becomes a conduit for two Midwestern women to express their sexual feelings for each other in one of the episodes, and in one of the other episodes, he dates a transgender woman.

“We deal with a lot of cool stuff, you know, and I’m very proud to say the things I get to say about human sexuality on my show.”

And then there’s this: “I feel very proud of the fact that I still have one of the longest gay kisses in screen history, me and Vincent D’Onofrio, in The Velocity of Gary. I’m sorry for people who don’t know and take anything I say too seriously. Nothing I say should be taken too seriously. But they have that right. Nothing wrong with a little controversy!”
Here’s the kiss:

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4 Remarks

  1. That’s a really hot scene!

  2. That indeed is a long kiss! Its kinda sad that they couldn’t find any gay actors, huh?

  3. Sorry, I was such a huge fan of Thomas and the show “HUNG” but reading some of his comments got me a bit upset. I know everything shouldn’t be taken so literal and maybe I’m a bit overly dramatic and extremely taking things too far. However, Thomas’ fanbase isn’t just repressed housewives or single ladies but he has fans like myself that, can’t wait to see what is going on. Now us the LGTB is going to lose another ally but this time I’m glad it happened now then later. I’m a gay and a very proud man. You have to believe me when I say that I was truly a huge, die-hard fan of the show. Now all I can think about is if he ends up with a gay-scene of any kind, that is it. My lifestyle and my choices are considered something that no one wants to be part of. I know there is some truth with that statement but to hear it from someone really is a bad feeling. His going to do some serious damage patrol.

  4. February 11th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    Gerald Lirette says:

    Sorry I missed that long kiss by Thomas Jane. It must have been something because that is all I hear about.

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