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Viewers praise ‘revolutionary’ gay sex scene in new Netflix show Special

Viewers praise ‘revolutionary’ gay sex scene in new Netflix show Special

'Revolutionary' gay sex scene in new Netflix show Special

Viewers can’t handle how cute the ‘revolutionary’ gay sex scene in new Netflix show Special is.

Netflix released eight episodes of its new show, featuring a young gay man living with cerebral palsy.

The series is based on the memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves (2015) by Ryan O’Connell. He also stars, writes, and executive produces the series.

During episode three, Ryan’s new friend Kim encourages him to enlist the help of a sex worker in having sex for the first time.

Ryan reluctantly agrees.

The encounter starts off super awkwardly, with Ryan kneeing Shea (played by Brian Jordan Alvarez) in the face.

But things take a sweet and sexy turn when they end up having sex.

After they’re done, Shea cuddles Ryan to sleep, as Ryan smiles with a the biggest cheeky grin.

Gay sex scene from new Netflix show, Special
New Netflix show, Special. | Photo: Screenshot / Netflix

Ryan O’Connell: ‘That sex scene was my baby’

‘Well, that scene was really really important to me,’ O’Connell told Out. ‘That sex scene was my baby.

‘I have been really frustrated about the lack of representation of gay sex in film and TV [and] I don’t understand why anal sex has not been normalized or depicted for what it is.

‘I also wanted to make sure that Ryan losing his virginity was a nice, tender scene and that I was not traumatized.

‘When something is so common in your life and you don’t see it every in TV or film, I get really frustrated. I’m like, “Why is this so groundbreaking? This is something that tons of people experience!” he said.

As soon as the show dropped, viewers began praising the scene for its frank and honest portrayal of sex.

One viewer said: ‘Ep 3 with @brianjoralvarez as a sex worker is a stand out. Sweet and charming.’

Another tweeted: ‘What a beauftiful show. Plus one of the best gay sex scenes I’ve ever seen. Respectful, sweet and so damn bold my jaw dropped.’

Then another wrote: ‘The scene in #SpecialNetflix with @brianjoralvarez sex worker character and @ryanoconn is incredibly sweet, charming and beautiful. We need more stories that navigate the intersection of queer sex with race, class, disability, and gender with kindness and care.’

You can watch all eight episodes of Special on Netflix now.

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