VIDEO: ‘Love, Victor’ at Paley Front Row

Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

Paley Front Row presented by Citi (2021).

Stars and creatives of Hulu’s “Love, Victor” (Michael Cimino, Ana Ortiz, George Sear, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, and Brian Tanen) gather with moderator Jim Halterman to celebrate their show.

Topics include why producers were initially reluctant to okay a spinoff of their 2018 hit film “Love, Simon”; the decision to have the new lead be Latino; how the show was targeted for Disney+ but ended up on Hulu; the choice to cap the first season with Victor declaring that he’s gay; Ortiz’s change of pace from playing the accepting mother of a gay teen in “Ugly Betty” to portraying a mother troubled by her son’s sexuality; Tanen’s joy in contributing stories from his own coming out to those in the writers’ room; and if the show will become more graphic as its teenaged protagonists mature.

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