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Looking Director Believes Audience's 'Fear' Ended the HBO Show

Looking Director Believes Audience's 'Fear' Ended the HBO Show

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"It is frustrating when you create characters, whose stories you are trying to tell, and you come up against all this anger and hatred," says Andrew Haigh.

It's like rubbing salt in the wound...

Yes, of course we're all still mourning the loss of seeing our Looking boys prance around San Francisco, but it seems some people are taking the show's cancellation a lot more personal.

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The show's co-producer Andrew Haigh, who also wrote and directed several episodes, told Attitude Magazine that he believes that gay audiences pre-judged the show before allowing it to flourish.

"A lot of people seemed to talk about it without actually watching it," Haigh said in the interview. "So many people said, 'I didn't watch your show, I didn't like it,' but they'd admit they barely watched the pilot."

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Haigh also believes that much of the gay backlash against Looking stemmed from "a fear where we want representation in the world, but only for the best of us."

"Now, it is of my feeling that if we want true acceptance, then we should be accepted fully, as shitty people, who have emotional baggage and who do find it hard to be gay. I have no problem with those characters being on screen."

Haigh isn't the only one upset about the end of Looking, HBO's gay president called the show's cancellation "very painful" for him after the show didn't gain the audience and viewers they hoped for.

"For years, I wanted to see myself represented on screen," Haigh said. "But it is frustrating when you create characters, whose stories you are trying to tell, and you come up against all this anger and hatred."

As for the potential movie to wrap up the prematurely nixed show, Haigh remained tight lipped, but did say it would be a "nice way for us to bring the stories to a kind of semi-conclusion and wrap some things up."

Here's to hoping we'll see more Looking in our future...

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