For your Monday morning hotness, head over to After Elton for their history and countdown of television's most influential gay sex scenes. The historic moments (and screencaps) were selected by the editors of After Elton and several writers, critics and producers—including yours truly—and each are accompanied with some spot-on analysis.
The list includes two episodes from Noah's Arc, including the short scene in the premiere episode, "My One Temptation", between Ricky (Christian Vincent) and Dwayne (super hottie Nate Adams). It probably wasn't the most memorable scene from the series, writer Christie Keith argues, "But Ricky and Dwayne's storeroom sex scene just busted onto TV screens without apology or angst, marking the first graphic representation of gay men of color having recreational sex in television history."
After Elton's choices are fairly diverse, ranging the gamut from that groundbreaking moment on thirtysomething to Omar and Dante's romp on The Wire and the more recent black gay storyline on ER. But it's worth noting that the vast majority of the selections come from premium cable television, which somewhat shows how far we've come since that 1989 postcoital snuggle on thirtysomething. Far ... but not too far.
TV's Most Influential Gay Sex Scenes [After Elton]
Some Background ...
What Does the Future Hold for Noah's Arc? [After Elton]
Deal or No Deal? [Rod 2.0]
Noah's Arc Has Sailed [R20]
Michael K. Williams and Being Gay on "The Wire" [R20]
Beyond the Sassy Sidekicks? [R20]
A Conversation with Keith Boykin [R20]
Patrik-Ian Polk in "Genre" [R20]
DVD Review: "Noah's Arc" [R20]