HBO’s latest drama “Here and Now” has us all shook with Raymond Lee’s raunchy sex scenes.
We recently stumbled across “Here and Now” and were taken in by Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter -we figured it has to be good for actors who primarily do movies to jump into the TV pool.
While it’s reminiscent of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” – with a backdrop of the lush green NorthWestern terrain, a flirtation with the supernatural, a gaggle of characters with their own storylines, it tries too hard to touch on a laundry list of social issues and comes off as an extended PSA.
Getting back to Lee’s sex scenes, we just can’t remember ever seeing an Asian male getting that much action on an American screen. Sure, Lee’s character, Duc Bayer-Boatwright, has some major issues including sexual addiction issues stemming from a childhood in a brothel (geez, can’t we move past “Miss Saigon” already?), probably a dislike of Asian women (as seen by his rejection of the Asian women at the bar) but he was getting his groove ON…A LOT. Lee displayed a sexuality that is usually coveted by white leading men and stereotyped of black male characters, but not usually Asian men in America -basically, a welcome change to their emasculating portrayal and stereotypes.