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‘American Gods’ Is About to Air TV’s Most Explicit Gay Sex Scene Ever (NSFW)

American Gods will feature the most explicit gay sex scene ever to be aired on mainstream television, and we’re excited.

An adaptation of the novel by Neil Gaiman, the fantasy series follows old gods such as Love and Evil as they prepare to battle new gods like Technology. Salim (Omid Abtahi), a character who recently moved to New York City, crosses paths with Jinn (Mousa Kraish), a mythological Middle Eastern god posing as a taxi driver. The two meet in his taxi and then go back to a hotel room to play Scrabble.

Just kidding. They go back to have sex.

Here’s what people are saying:

Writer Abraham Riesman on Twitter:

Actor Mousa Kraish to Out:

“The Jinn comes into Salim’s life to say, ‘It’s OK to be who you are.’ Now more than ever that story is incredibly powerful. The sex scene is so intense and intimate. I don’t think anything like it has ever occurred on TV.”

Out showrunner Bryan Fuller to Vice:

“We talked at length about our favorite aspects of the novel very early on, and we both cited Salim and the Jinn as one of the most memorable, touching romantic chapters of the novel. And so, we took great care and were very deliberate in how we brought that to life so it reflected the romance of the novel. We also added a few notions about a particular gay experience, coming from a man who originates from a country where you can be thrown off a rooftop for being gay.”

Fuller at a press event for the show:

“I’m excited for people to see the Salim and Jinn story and the beauty of that sex scene, which was not a small feat for two gay Muslim characters to have a beautiful, sophistical, sexual experience and what it was like for us to visually give you an idea of what it’s like to take a god inside you. I felt like it was a wonderful metaphor for a religious experience.

TV Editor Matt Brennan:

And here’s us:

American Gods episode 3 airs May 14 at 9 p.m. on Starz.

Update:: Here are some super sexy GIFs of the divinely hot sex scene — you should definitely check out the whole set.