Photography by Ryan Pfluger at Sunset Gower Studios, Los Angeles, on September 30, 2015. Styling by Michael Cook. Groomer: Kerrie Urban at Exclusive Artists Management. Suit By John Varvatos.
After a wildly popular first season, the creator of How to Get Away With Murder doesn’t know the meaning of a sophomore slump. Along with presenting some of the steamiest scenes on TV, in season 2 Peter Nowalk has highlighted the sexual dynamic between an HIV-positive and an HIV-negative gay man — Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) and Connor (Jack Falahee), respectively — and introduced PrEP to prime time. “It’s a big decision: whether this is something that Connor can deal with in a boyfriend, or if it’s something that scares him,” Nowalk explains. “I definitely want to explore that: Can you have sex like that, how do you do it, and what kind of sex do you have?”