Murray Bartlett on Faking an Orgasm on Looking
By Jerry Portwood
Photographs by Samuel Hodge for Butt
Australian actor Murray Bartlett, 42, has been making men swoon as Dom (with his furry upper lip) on Looking since its premiere last month. The older friend in the trip of Patrick and Augustin, Bartlett explained to Out that “Dom has coasted by on his looks. He’s at a point where he wants more depth in his life." On the next episode—which airs on HBO on Sunday, Feb. 23—Dom will celebrate his 40th birthday as he continues to try to figure out what he wants in life.
Just in time for Episode 6, Butt magazine has an interview with Bartlett, who was photographed for the publication in Sydney, in which they discuss his last major gig on Guiding Light and previous Aussie acting roles. At one point, things get even sexier when Bartlett discusses what it's like faking a male orgasm and the process of filming on-screen sex scenes.
Butt: Have you ever faked an orgasm?
Bartlett: That would be the ultimate test of acting skills for a man, wouldn’t it? I did have to fake one on Looking.
How was that?
I was acting like I was fucking a guy up against a mirror and we were in these like little socks… It’s basically this pouch that you tie around your dick and your balls. We’re pushing against each other and pretending to cum. That was probably the last time I faked an orgasm.
How little was your sock?
How little was the sock? Don’t you mean how big was the sock?
Are you cut or uncut?
That’s something I can’t fake. I’m cut. Are you?