While Tell Me You Love Me
is stirring much controversy with its extremely realistic depictions of sex, cast member Tim Dekay dishes out on what really goes on behind the cameras.
For those who are not familiar, Tell Me You Love Me
is a drama series broadcast on HBO that revolves around three couples, Jamie (Michelle Borth
) and Hugo (Luke Kirby
), Katie (Ally Walker
) and David (Tim DeKay
) and Carolyn (Sonya Walger
) and Palek (Adam Scott
), each struggling with their own issues on intimacy in their relationships. Throughout the series, they seek the help of therapist Dr. May Foster (Jane Alexander
), who herself has relationship issues with her partner Arthur (David Selby
As a show that features a lot of sex scenes, some people might think that Tell Me You Love Me
has a special choreographer to maneuver and direct the act of making love as realistic as possible. On the other hand, Dekay reveals that there isn't.
According to Dekay, show creator Cynthia Mort presents the love scenes in a very well-written and detailed matter that it becomes a big discussion on the day of shooting.
“Everybody's talking about how we should physically do it because you have a lot of things to answer to. One, you have to answer to the actor's vulnerability. And then you have to answer to where the characters are. There's a beginning, middle and end to this scene, so what are the characters going through? And then three, you've got to answer to camera angles. Does it work better this way? All the things that you have to answer to in a normal scene, you have to answer to in a sex scene. But there are no sex choreographers,” Dekay explained.
“I've volunteered going in and helping out with Sonya and Adam's sex scenes and Michelle's, but they feel they'd rather not have me there,” he added. “I keep saying, ‘Guys it's an ensemble show. Come on ... One for all, all for one.'"
In the line with the “sex talk,” Dekay reveals that he'll be having even more provocative scenes in the future episodes of Tell Me You Love Me.
“I want to see David and Katie have sex every episode. Like they've gone crazy,” he said.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of HBO)