Thomas Jane’s character ‘Ray Drecker’ will have a transgender friend in the new season of HBO ‘Hung’.
William Keck from TV guide reports:
Hung’s Thomas Jane has long maintained a “no gay sex” mandate for his male prostitute character, Ray Drecker, and “that maxim still stands,” he says. But when a rival anything-goes gigolo (The Vampire Diaries’ Stephen Amell) hones in on Ray’s territory in Hung’s third season (premiering on HBO in October), Ray inches closer to the forbidden LGBT zone. Mid-season, he’ll bed down with a pre-op transgender receptionist named Kyla before contemplating a full same-sex encounter. Kyla is played by transgender actress Jamie Clayton, whose only previous TV experience was cohosting VH1’s TRANSform Me.
When Thomas first got wind of Ray’s new adventures, “the idea of kissing a man was not a comfortable one for him, but he did great,” says creator Colette Burson, who is exploring the possibility of making Kyla Ray’s full-time girlfriend in Season 4. “They had to kiss for hours. After his initial shyness, she became a woman for him.”
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